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Bartow Commissioner Endorses Kushmer for Congress

Trish Pfeiffer | Danny Kushmer | Politics

Danny Kushmer is running for the District 15 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

BRANDON – Danny Kushmer, candidate for the open Florida Congressional District 15 seat, has been endorsed by Bartow Commissioner Trish Pfeiffer.

Pfeiffer, elected to the Bartow City Commission in 2014 in an at-large seat, said, “I am proud to support Danny Kushmer. Danny and I attended Leadership Bartow together and over the past 12 years we have worked on many issues important to the city of Bartow and Polk County. I am proud to give him my support as I believe he  will serve the best interests of our community and local governments in Washington D.C.”

Kushmer, a third generation Floridian from southeastern Hillsborough County, said he is honored to have Pfeiffer’s support and endorsement.

“As I step into this race for Congress I am honored to have the support of Trish Pfeiffer. I truly appreciate her endorsement, which is a testament to the work I have done in the community. I look forward to working in Congress to insure local government can do the work they need without duplicative and unnecessary interference from Washington,” Kushmer said.

Kushmer is a conservative Republican living in Brandon with his wife Cally, three rescue dogs and a cat. They are the proud parents of four grown children.

Kushmer said he looks forward to working toward a balanced budget, expanded mental health care coverage and term limits. He has pledged to serve only eight years if elected.

Kushmer is one of six Republicans running in the primary for CD 15, which is currently held by Republican Dennis Ross who is not running for reelection. The other candidates in the Republican primary are Neil Combee, Sean Harper, Curt Rogers, Ed Shoemaker and Ross Spano.

CD 15 includes portions of Hillsborough, Lake and Polk counties.

The primary election is Aug. 28. The general election is Nov. 6. The last day to register to vote or change party affiliation for the primary is July 30.

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Photo shows Trish Pfeiffer, left, and Danny Kushmer.


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