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October 5, 2011
MITT ROMNEY ANNOUNCES FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE
MA – Mitt Romney today announced the endorsements of Speaker
Designate Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel), Representative Chris
Dorworth (R- Lake Mary) and Representative Richard Corcoran
“I am honored to have the support of Representatives Weatherford,
Dorworth and Corcoran,” said Mitt Romney. “They are the current and
future leaders of the Republican Party in Florida. As I visit the state
and reach out to voters, I look forward to working with these leaders
to fix our economy and bring jobs back to Florida. They share my
pro-growth agenda and with their help, we can defeat President Obama in
Announcing his support, Speaker Designate Weatherford said, “I am proud
to get behind Mitt Romney in this election. He has the vision and
experience that will be necessary to put our country back on the right
path. President Obama’s policies are creating uncertainty and killing
jobs in this country. With millions of Americans unemployed, Florida
voters are looking for a candidate who will be able to turn this
Background On Florida State Representatives
Endorsing Mitt Romney:
Representative Will Weatherford Was Elected To The Florida House Of
Representatives In 2006.
Currently the Chair of the Redistricting Committee, Rep.
Weatherford also serves on the Rules & Calendar Committee and was
designated to become Speaker of the House in 2012. A proponent of
improving education, he is also involved with a variety of
organizations in his community, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Florida, Goodwill Industries, and several local chambers of
State Representative Chris Dorworth
Was Elected To The Florida House Of Representatives In 2007. He
serves on the Appropriations Committee, Redistricting Committee, and
Rules & Calendar Committee. Prior to entering the House, Rep.
Dorworth started his own real estate investment business and worked for
Proctor & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. He served as Seminole
County Chairman of the Bush re-election campaign in 2004. Governor Jeb
Bush appointed him to Seminole Community College’s Board of Trustees.
State Representative Richard Corcoran
Was Elected To The Florida State House Of Representatives In 2010.
In the House, he serves as Vice Chair of the Health Care Appropriations
Subcommittee. Previously, he advised three Speakers of the Florida
House and was also Chief of Staff to Marco Rubio. Rep. Corcoran served
for six years in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Rep. Corcoran is an attorney.
All three members had previously endorsed Governor Tim Pawlenty.
Pawlenty has also endorsed Mitt Romney for President.