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Jacksonville FOP Endorses Al Lawson In District 5 Congressional Race

Rep. Al Lawson, D-Jacksonville

Democratic North Florida Congressman Al Lawson has picked up an endorsement in Jacksonville from the Fraternal Order of Police.

Lawson is running for reelection in Florida’s 5th Congressional District, which goes from Jacksonville west past Tallahassee. It was the seat held for many years by Corrine Brown, before she went to prison for fraud.

In the union’s endorsement, F-O-P President Steve Zona recognized Lawson’s support of the military, the environment and public safety…calling him a “true advocate” for the community.

The Jacksonville F-O-P represents more than 3-thousand active and retired law enforcement officers.

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Lawson faces former Jacksonville mayor and fellow Democrat Alvin Brown in the August 28th primary.  The winner will face Republican Virginia Fuller in November.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter @cydwjctnews.

Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011.