Puerto Rico Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón Endorses Rick Scott
Submitted by Nancy Smith on May 1, 2018 - 11:28am
Puerto Rico Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón endorsed Gov. Rick Scott’s bid for U.S. Senate at an event Tuesday in Kissimmee. Congresswoman González-Colón recognized Scott’s continued work supporting Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria and his commitment to the Puerto Rican community.
“Gov. Rick Scott has been a consistent leader, supporter and advocate for the Puerto Rican community and for our families both on the island and here in Florida. He made a commitment to help our community even before Hurricane Maria made landfall and has truly followed through, which is something we need more of in Washington.” said González-Colón, who also endorsed and campaigned for Scott when he ran for governor in 2014.
"They say that hard times will always reveal true friends, and I cannot think of a better friend to the American citizens of Puerto Rico than Gov. Scott," she continued. "Furthermore, as governor, he has been able to turn Florida’s economy around, cutting taxes, creating an environment for small and large businesses to thrive, creating millions of jobs, and reducing regulations. Thus, I am proud to once again announce my endorsement of Gov. Scott, this time for the U.S. Senate, and I look forward to welcoming a dear friend and unconditional supporter of Puerto Rico to D.C.”
Said Scott in response, “It has been an honor to work alongside Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón on Puerto Rico’s ongoing recovery and I have been proud to join her in fighting to make sure the families of Puerto Rico who are here in Florida have all the resources they need to succeed. I appreciate Congresswoman González-Colón’s support as we continue to work together on behalf of the Puerto Rican community in Florida and across our nation.”