Brandon, Fla. – The mayors of two Hillsborough County cities endorsed Tom Lee for State Senate this week. Tom Lee (R-Brandon) was excited to announce that Temple Terrace Mayor Joe Affronti and Plant City Mayor Mike Sparkman have joined in their support of his campaign.
“You can never doubt Tom Lee’s battle-tested ability to get good things done for the people of Hillsborough County,” Mayor Affronti said. “During his years in the Florida Senate, Tom created jobs here, cut taxes, protected families and helped us improve the quality of life in our community. With Tom Lee in the Senate, I know that Temple Terrace will be well-represented by someone who knows what it means to put his community’s needs and values first, and who will lead with purpose and conviction. That’s the Tom Lee I know, and it’s why I’ve endorsed him for the Florida Senate.”
“Tom Lee and his family have been a fixture in eastern Hillsborough County for years,” Mayor Sparkman said in a statement. “He is a successful business leader, public servant and is the kind of common sense, pro-jobs leader that our community needs in the Florida Senate. Tom has been accessible to city officials and an advocate for the people of Plant City and, once again, he is walking the neighborhoods in Plant City to earn the support of our community. I endorse Tom Lee and can’t wait to work with him as a member of the Florida Senate.”
Republican Tom Lee served as President of the Florida Senate from 2005-2006, where he worked alongside Governor Jeb Bush to deliver comprehensive litigation reform and pass historic improvements to Florida’s campaign finance and government ethics laws. A resident of Hillsborough County for over 40 years and graduate of Hillsborough Community College and the University of Tampa, Tom lives in Brandon with his wife Laurel Moore Lee, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida. He is running for the State Senate in District 24, a district that includes the eastern portion of Hillsborough County.