(Ormond Beach, Fla.) – Today, the Tom Leek for State Senate campaign announced the endorsement of Florida House Speaker Paul Renner (R-Palm Coast) in conservative Republican State Rep. Tom Leek’s (R-Ormond Beach) bid for Florida’s open Senate District 7 seat, currently held by Sen. Travis Hutson (R-Palm Coast), who is term-limited.

Florida Speaker of the House Paul Renner

“Thank you to Speaker Paul Renner for his endorsement of my campaign for the Florida Senate,” said State Rep. Leek. “Speaker Renner has led with a servant’s heart and his vision, The Florida Way, is one that has guided our state to historic initiatives in protecting and educating our children, preserving our environment, and supporting our law enforcement. I am truly honored to receive his support,” he concluded.

“I am proud to endorse my friend Tom Leek in his bid for Senate District 7. Tom has been a trusted confidant and leader, which is why I appointed him as Chair of the House Appropriations Committee. In that role he balanced the budget, paid off debt early and set aside record reserves, all while addressing the needs of our state. His proven conservative principles are evident in everything he’s accomplished. When elected, he will continue his stellar public service as an influential member of the Florida Senate where he will advocate for our values,” said Florida House Speaker Paul Renner.

About State Representative Tom Leek

Florida State Rep.Tom Leek

State Rep. Tom Leek was first elected to serve State House District 25 in 2016, and after redistricting re-elected in State House District 28 in 2022. A graduate of the University of Central Florida and Stetson University College of Law, Leek resides in Ormond Beach with his wife Michelle. They are the parents of two daughters.

Tom Leek, recognized quickly in the House as a conservative leader, has the distinction of having served as a committee chairman and on the leadership team of the last three Speakers in the Florida House during his tenure. He currently works with Speaker Paul Renner as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and has previously chaired the Public Ethics and Integrity Committee, the Pandemics and Public Emergencies Committee and the Redistricting Committee.

Leek’s accomplishments in the Florida House include landmark legislation in establishing Florida as the most law enforcement-friendly state in the union by strengthening their ability to recruit, retain and reward our police officers. He passed important legislation relating to emergency management and in banning “vaccine passports.” As a trusted member of House leadership, he has worked on many of the conservative advances of the past few years in school choice, economic development and important social issues that strengthen the family.

Tom Leek is the Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President of Foundation Risk Partners, Corp., a national insurance brokerage. He joined the company in 2018, after a 21-year career at the law firm of Cobb Cole in Daytona Beach, where he led the firm as managing partner.

Leek announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in Senate District 7 on January 4, 2023. District 7 is comprised of Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and parts of Volusia Counties. Tom Leek has been endorsed by U.S. Representatives Michael Waltz and Cory Mills, all four sheriffs within SD 7 (Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly, Putman County Sheriff H.D. ‘Gator’ DeLoach, St. Johns County Sheriff Robert Hardwick, and Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood), Florida House Speaker Paul Renner, State Sen. Jay Collins, State Attorney R.J. Larizza and Public Defender Matthew Metz, both of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, along with current State Senator Travis Hutson who is vacating the seat in 2024 due to term limits.

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