Governor Jeb Bush Endorses Carlos Curbelo for Congress in Florida’s 26th District
February 24, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nicole Rapanos
Governor Jeb Bush Endorses Carlos Curbelo
for Congress in Florida’s 26th District
Miami, FL – Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush today announced his endorsement of Carlos Curbelo in the election for Florida’s 26th Congressional District. Governor Bush (@JebBush) first broke news of his endorsement of Curbelo (@carloslcurbelo) via his Twitter feed today.
“I am pleased to endorse Carlos Curbelo for Congress. He is a proven education reformer and a strong proponent of expanding economic freedom and cutting wasteful spending. Carlos will bring a servant’s heart to Washington to represent Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. I look forward to supporting Carlos’ campaign this year as he articulates his bold vision for the future of our nation,” said Governor Bush.
“It is my great honor to have Governor Bush’s support. During his tenure our state and our citizens prospered, and our children benefit today from his leadership in overhauling Florida’s school system. His tireless efforts to reform education in America and prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow have inspired so many. He remains the great Florida role model of public service,” said Carlos Curbelo. “With Governor Jeb Bush’s endorsement of our campaign, we continue the momentum needed for victory in August and November,” Curbelo added.
Curbelo, a husband, father and member of the Miami-Dade County School Board since his election in 2010, is seeking the Republican nomination for the congressional seat currently held by Democrat Joe Garcia. Garcia has been under a cloud of controversy and scandal since shortly after being elected in 2012. His Chief of Staff was convicted for absentee ballot fraud last year and his campaign remains under FBI investigation.
Florida’s 26th Congressional District encompasses much of southwestern Miami-Dade County and all of Monroe County. Curbelo had raised approximately $650,000 for the campaign as of December 31, 2013, far outpacing his competitors for the nomination.
For more information about Carlos Curbelo, please visit http://www.carloscurbelo.com.