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Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson has become the second Florida sheriff to endorse State Rep. Frank White’s bid to be the state’s next attorney general.

“Frank White is the Attorney General Florida needs,” Johnson said in a statement. “Frank has been unwavering in his support for our law enforcement community and Florida’s veterans. It is critically important that we have a principled conservative and advocate for the rule of law in our next Attorney General. I’m proud to endorse a fellow conservative in Frank White for Attorney General.”

White called Johnson’s support “a genuine honor and a statement of trust I will carry with me as the next Attorney General.”

“The men and women who leave their families each day to patrol our streets and keep us safe deserve a partner in Tallahassee,” White said.

Johnson’s endorsement comes a week after Escambia Sheriff David Morgan voiced his support for White’s campaign.

A Pensacola Republican first elected to the Florida House in 2016, White announced last month that he would run for Florida attorney general, looking to succeed Pam Bondi, who is term-limited. Other Republicans vying for the job include Jacksonville-area state representative Jay Fant and former Tampa-area circuit court judge Ashley Moody, whom Bondi has endorsed. Moody has also received the support of a half-dozen Florida sheriffs, including Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson.

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