Bembry Qualifies for Ballot

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

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.

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  • by just saying on Jun 8, 2012 at 08:34 AM
    What are we doing, questioning a persons faith and party affiliation? The democrats left conservatives behind just as the gop left moderates. Are all good people supposed to abandon their parties because others move the party to the left or right? I have been a conservative dem since the 70s my views may have mellowed but they haven't changed. I vote for the candidate who I like not the party.
  • by Ha on Jun 7, 2012 at 11:46 AM
    ....only after inheriting a mess from the previous Republican in office... Better put that in your pipe and smoke on it slow.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM
    Bembry is active in Fellowship Baptist Church and belongs to the party that supports gay marriage and child killing.....
  • by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2012 at 09:42 AM
    Why does WCTV always make room for the simple-minded? Close to 50% of voters in the Dem primary voted for Lawson over Boyd. There is obviously no interest in this thread, so why is it still alive?
  • by CommonSense on Jun 7, 2012 at 07:32 AM
    LOL. "fight the partisan gridlock in Washington", "our commonsense message", and "Democratic candidate Leonard Bembry" do not belong in the same paragraph.
  • by Anyone Remember? on Jun 7, 2012 at 05:22 AM
    OK - let's not revise history quite so soon. Bush was president and had been president with a Republican congress when the economy tanked.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2012 at 04:18 AM
    Democrats support abortion and gay marriage and he serves at a Baptist Church..... that's called riding the fence to get votes instead of standing your ground
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      by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2012 at 09:04 AM in reply to
      Maybe it's called separating church and state.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 6, 2012 at 07:27 PM
    Bembry is an anti-Establishment Clause Democrat.
  • by Jane on Jun 6, 2012 at 04:18 PM
    Your party just got creamed in Wisconsin. You better have a better plan...or else.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 6, 2012 at 03:40 PM
    Two problems with Bembry. 1. He is a Democrat,we know how bad the Democrats have screwed up our nation and economy. 2. He looks too much like Allen Boyd. Boyd was a turn coat to the constituents,that is what got him out of office. He was in there for Boyd,not us.Bembry wants in for Bembry,not us.
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