State Rep. Ron Reagan, R-Bradenton, has endorsed former Sarasota County commissioner Ray Pilon, the only Republican so far in the race to unseat Rep. Keith Fitzgerald, D-Sarasota. District 69 covers northern Sarasota County, and stretches north to take in the Whitfield area of Manatee County.
“We need leaders in Tallahassee who will get things done from day one and understand how to achieve their goals within the majority,” Reagan said in a news release. “Ray will be a welcome addition to the delegation we send to Tallahassee.”
A county commissioner from 1996 to 2000, Pilon formerly worked for the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. He currently is director of community affairs for the Peace River Water Authority.