Brandon, Fla. – State Representative Shawn Harrison, whose district makes up the northwestern portion of Senate District 24, became the latest Hillsborough County conservative leader to endorse Brandon Republican Tom Lee to represent eastern Hillsborough County in the Florida Senate.
“An experienced and strong Senator representing Hillsborough County in the Senate will be a great thing for our community and my constituents. I have known Senator Lee since my days on the Tampa City Council. I believe his private-sector business experience added to his conservative record make him the best choice in this race. Job creation is the number one priority for my constituents, and Tom Lee knows what it takes to be the conservative leader we need, because he’s done it before. He’s balanced budgets in his family business, and he’s done it at the state level. He’s helped create jobs back home and he’s helped make Florida a more jobs-friendly state. That’s what makes Tom Lee the right conservative for the job, and I endorse him and look forward to working alongside him as fellow members of the Hillsborough County delegation.”
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.