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Orlando Sentinel Endorsement,
January 6, 2024

Tom Keen is endorsed by the Orlando Sentinel

January 6, 2024 – Excerpts from the Endorsement:

Over the past few months, voters in Florida’s House District 35 have gotten to know Tom Keen. And they are seeing plenty to like, starting with the fact that he respects them and supports their priorities.

 

This Navy veteran is down-to-earth and steadfast in his moderate-Democratic, thoroughly sensible values.

He has his eye on Florida’s real needs: Promoting better jobs that pay livable wages. Creating affordable-housing solutions that put Florida residents’ needs first. Promoting high-quality education and better access to health care. Fixing the mess made of the property insurance market. Stopping the slaughter that has led to thousands of Florida residents dying of gunshot wounds and COVID-19.

In this race, which people all over the state are watching as a potential bellwether for 2024, there’s an easy call. Voters can trust Keen to put their needs ahead of jingoistic partisan antics.

Keen is ready

Keen knows the district. As a decade-long, highly involved resident of Lake Nona and aerospace executive, he knows what it takes to build and support a healthy business environment and a flourishing community. On the important priorities confronting the state, he’s as well-prepared as any first-time candidate we’ve seen.

That includes a healthy dose of political pragmatism that will serve him well, working across the aisle in a Republican-dominated House.

 

Keen focus on needs

Keen’s ready. He’s not coasting on a familiar name and connections to Osceola County elites.

He’s done the work to fight for this district, and he’s not afraid to let voters know where he stands and what he would fight to accomplish. Booth may believe she’s entitled to voters’ support​. She may take their trust for granted. ​But Keen has worked hard to earn both.

The Orlando Sentinel endorses Tom Keen for House District 35.

Former State Rep. Sean Shaw

Democratic Veterans Caucus of Florida

VoteVets

Ironworkers Local 808

Suncoast NORML

Young Democrats of Orange County

Orange County Democratic Party

Osceola County Democrats

Orange County Classroom Teachers Association

Tom Keen is endorsed by Orange County Classroom Teachers!

Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida

Rainbow Democrats of Orange County

Orange County Democratic Black Caucus

Orange County Democratic Environmental Caucus

Alianza for Progress,
United for Progress PAC

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Florida

GiffordsPAC

Florida Rising

Tom Keen ENDORSED by Planned Parenthood PAC!

Planned Parenthood added that Tom Keen is "a strong supporter of reproductive rights and we know you will continue to be a dedicated advocate."

For more than a century, Planned Parenthood health centers have provided preventive health care to millions of women, men and young people, earning the confidence and trust of communities nationwide. Tom Keen is a proud and vocal defender of our reproductive freedom.

Florida LGBTQ Democratic Caucus

IUPAT District Council 78

Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 3108

Kelly Semrad

Tom Keen is a 2023 Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate

Not an endorsement but a distinction signifying Tom's unwavering commitment to advancing measures that have been proven to reduce gun violence, protect our children, and enhance the safety of our communities.

Florida Leadership Council

Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida

Equality Florida Action PAC

Florida Young Democrats

Policy Reform Now

Florida Democratic Party

Orange County Democratic Environmental Caucus

Daily Kos

East Orange Democratic Women's Club

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