Tallahassee, FL -- June 6, 2012 --
State Representative Leonard Bembry, a Democratic candidate for Congress in Florida’s 2nd Congressional District, officially qualified to appear on the ballot.
Upon filing paperwork with the state’s Division of Elections in Tallahassee, Representative Bembry said, “With two months left until Election Day, I look forward to carrying our commonsense message to the people of North Florida. We need a representative who knows that small businesses are the key to creating jobs for Florida’s families, and that Social Security isn’t an entitlement, it’s something you’ve already earned through years of hard work. That’s why as your next Congressman, I’ll fight the partisan gridlock in Washington to bring good paying jobs back home to Florida and protect Medicare and Social Security for our seniors.”
State Representative Leonard Bembry (D-North Florida) was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008 and re-elected with an astounding 59% in a conservative, rural district in 2010. He is widely considered the most independent member of the Florida House. In the legislature, Bembry quickly earned a reputation as an expert on budget, economic development and agriculture issues. Bembry believes that creating new and better jobs, supporting small businesses by cutting taxes and regulations, protecting our seniors and Veterans, and preserving traditional values are the biggest issues facing America. A fourth generation north Floridian, Bembry is a farmer and was a successful small businessman for almost 40 years before he entered public service. He has been married 44 years to his wife Susan with whom he has three adult children and nine grandchildren.