Currently running for the Republican nomination to replace term limited Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, state Rep. Frank White, R-Pensacola, promises, if elected, to use the bully pulpit of that position to advance conservative values.
Currently in a tight primary against former Judge Ashley Moody, White talked with Sunshine State News and talked about the important issues awaiting Florida’s next attorney general.
“The biggest responsibility is to defend the Constitution,” White told Sunshine State News. “Our Constitution is constantly under attack.”
White pointed to liberals who look to undermine the Second Amendment and noted his work to defend Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws. He also showed his pro-life record in Tallahassee.
The Panhandle Republican promised, if elected, to use the attorney general post to help police officers across the state.
“First and foremost, it’s supporting law enforcement,” White said. “They’re also constantly under attack.”
White said Florida’s next attorney general has to embrace new technology to continue the fight against cybercrime. He also note that fraud and scams are on the rise in Florida and said the attorney general’s office needs to get active on that front.
Weighing in on opioids, White conceded “it’s a crisis” while praising President Donald Trump’s, Gov. Rick Scott’s and Bondi’s efforts against them.
White stressed the importance of the attorney general’s job, noting its many responsibilities. Looking back at his career in the private sector, White said he is the only candidate in the race with a high level of experience. He also jabbed Moody for accepting public financing for her campaign.
“I am not running on taxpayer dollars,” White noted, pointing to his record in Tallahassee against using public funds for electoral purposes.
White also stressed that his experience in the private sector will help ensure, if elected, he will be able to help Florida’s economy, especially when it comes to cutting back on regulations.
Moody and White will meet in the primary on August 28. On the Democratic side, state Rep. Sean Shaw, D-Tampa, and attorney Ryan Torres are running for their party’s nomination.