Florida Politics: National pro-veteran group backs Fiona McFarland in HD 72

An organization to encourage service veterans to run for office threw its support to state House candidate Fiona McFarland.

New Politics endorsed the Sarasota Republican in her run for Florida House District 72. McFarland is one of two Republicans looking to unseat state Rep. Margaret Good, a Sarasota Democrat.

“We’re thrilled to endorse Fiona because we need to elect more leaders like her who know what it means to put mission first,” said Emily Cherniack, executive director and founder of New Politics. “Fiona has dedicated her life to serving our country and solving tough problems, and she’ll put people over politics to do what’s right for Sarasota.”

McFarland served in the Navy and remains a reservist. She has worked in the Navy Office of Information as assistant news director.

The Republican candidate said on Twitter she was “honored to receive the endorsement of New Politics, an organization whose mission of electing veteran leaders I respect tremendously.”

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