Pro-Family Leader Endorses Gonzalez for U.S. Congress


(Sarasota, Fla) – Florida's most prominent Hispanic pro-family leader Anthony Verdugo, formally announced his endorsement of Republican Julio Gonzalez, candidate for United States Congress, District 17, currently represented by Tom Rooney, who announced his retirement in February.

In a statement today, Verdugo, Executive Director of Christian Family Coalition (CFC) Florida, stated, "Rep. Julio Gonzalez is one of the most highly qualified candidates I’ve ever known for Congress and his commitment to the universal values of faith, family and freedom, are unassailable". 

"Julio Gonzalez is more than a mere legislator,” continued Verdugo, “he is a true statesman and in his two terms in the Florida House, he has successfully fought alongside CFC Florida for the expansion of religious liberty rights to protect clergy, students, parents, and school administrators from discrimination based on their faith.”

“As if that were not enough, as both a doctor and an attorney, he has joined CFC Florida to take on and defeat powerful anti-life forces from in pursuit of pro-life legislation resulting in a 20% decrease in the number of abortions performed in our state," said Verdugo.  

"I am proud to give my unqualified endorsement and support to Julio Gonzalez for United States Congress, he exemplifies true leadership and a servant's heart," added Verdugo. 
“I’m honored to have the support of Anthony Verdugo, who has devoted his life to the preservation of religious freedom and the protection of innocent life,” said Gonzalez.  “I’ve made these issues a priority in the Florida House and I will continue to do so in the United States Congress.”

Anthony Verdugo is Founder and Executive Director of Christian Family Coalition (CFC) Florida, the state's oldest and fastest-growing grassroots pro-life, pro-family organization with chapters in 12 of Florida's top 22 counties, representing over 500,000 fair-minded pro-life, pro-family voters and more 3,000 churches in the Sunshine State.

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