Hispanic Chamber backs LeAnna Gutierrez Cumber for Jacksonville Mayor
The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is backing Republican LeAnna Gutierrez Cumber in the Jacksonville mayoral race.
Cumber, one of what will soon be four Republican candidates in a crowded field, discussed her own family history in touting the endorsement.
Cumber said, “It is an honor to have the endorsement of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. My dad fled Cuba to the United States for freedom and opportunity allowing me to become a successful small business owner. I am incredibly grateful for their endorsement.”
“The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and I share the mission of improving small business and educational opportunities for everyone in our community,” Cumber added.
Julio Fuentes, President and CEO of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, lauded Cumber Wednesday as “a consistent voice for small businesses and that is why the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is proud to endorse her as the next Mayor of Jacksonville.”
The endorsement comes as the 2023 mayoral race is starting in earnest. Cumber has been endorsed by various anti-Lenny Curry Republicans, including Property Appraiser Jerry Holland and outgoing City Council member Randy DeFoor. Cumber and DeFoor allied with Curry during the 2019 campaign, but that alliance didn’t hold long past that.
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