FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2014
Contact: Mallory Quigley, 202-223-8073
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) Candidate Fund announced today its endorsement of state senator Lizbeth Benacquisto for Florida’s 19th congressional district. This is the SBA List Candidate Fund’s first endorsement of the 2014 election cycle and Benacquisto’s first national endorsement.
“As we ramp up our efforts for the 2014 election cycle, this race is a critical opportunity to send an articulate, strong pro-life woman to Washington ahead of schedule. State Senator Benacquisto’s extensive leadership experience will make her forceful and dynamic addition to the House Pro-life Women’s Caucus,” said Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Women are uniquely qualified to defend the dignity of human life. Benacquisto beautifully embodies the legacy of Susan B. Anthony and the early suffragettes. The SBA List is proud to get behind State Senator Benacquisto as she seeks to represent Florida women and families.”
Since 2012, Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto has served as majority leader of the Florida Senate. She is also vice chair of the senate Budget Committee and vice chair of Florida’s Government Efficiency Taskforce. Prior to serving as an elected official, she worked as a realtor and marketing consultant.
The special election primary to fill the seat vacated by Rep. Trey Radel will be held on April 22 with the general election on June 24.
The Susan B. Anthony List and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women at all levels of government. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.