Ed Montanari grows support for legislative race with nod from hopeful colleague, Linda Chaney

State Rep. Linda Chaney is offering her support for Ed Montanari in his bid for Florida House District 60.

The district is currently held by Rep. Lindsay Cross, a Democrat. Chaney and Montanari are both Republicans. 

“I’m excited to endorse Ed Montanari’s campaign for the Florida House. Ed has lived here in Pinellas since 1976, and time and again, he has proven his leadership ability and deep understanding of the critical issues facing our local families,” said Chaney, whose district includes portions of the Pinellas beaches and neighbors HD 60. “Ed’s integrity and dedication to getting results make him the ideal person to help lead in the State House. I look forward to serving with him in the state legislature.”

Montanari, a current St. Pete City Council member, called Chaney’s endorsement “an honor.”

“From restoring our beaches to delivering meaningful tax relief to families and businesses, Rep. Chaney has proven she will never back down from the issues that matter to our community. I look forward to working with her in the Florida House,” Montanari said. 

The St. Pete Republican is likely an ideal candidate in the battleground district where Democrats carry a slight voter registration advantage with just under 41,000

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