Weatherford Endorses Josh Blake for County Commission
The former House Speaker praises Blake’s integrity, work ethic, and commitment to conservative principles.
October 14, 2015
LADY LAKE, Fla. —
Today, the Josh Blake Campaign announced the endorsement of Will Weatherford, former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. Weatherford served four terms in the Florida House and, during his time as Speaker from 2012 to 2014, he was the youngest Speaker in America. Blake is seeking the District 5 seat on the Lake County Commission.
“Josh Blake is a principled conservative, committed to limited government and lower taxes. I know him to be a strong servant leader with unshakable integrity and a strong work ethic,” said Weatherford. “Lake County citizens will be well served by his fresh, conservative voice on their county commission.”
As Speaker, Weatherford led the Florida House to work with the Senate to pass significant reforms, including historic improvements to Florida’s ethics and campaign finance laws. He also championed a Florida GI Bill, a significant expansion of school choice, and a $500 million tax cut. Colleagues on both sides of the aisle have praised Weatherford’s inclusive leadership style.
“Speaker Weatherford is one of Florida’s great conservative leaders, and I am honored to have his support,” said Blake. “I look forward to following his model of servant leadership and commitment to increasing opportunity for everyone by keeping taxes low and supporting pro-growth policies."
Weatherford was named a “Rising Star” by the Conservative Political Action Conference, a “Champion of Economic Freedom” by Americans for Prosperity, and “Legislator of the Year” by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Bankers Association. The Washington Post named him one of their “40 under 40” people in politics outside Washington.