June 09, 2016

Press Release

Contact: Brody Enwright


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Galvano Qualifies for Ballot by Petition

Shows Strong Support Across Florida’s 21st District

Bradenton, FL – State Senator Bill Galvano (R- Bradenton) has qualified by petition as a candidate for State Senate District 21. Galvano had 3,635 petitions verified, which is over 2,000 more than the 1,552 petitions required by Florida to qualify as a candidate for Florida State Senate.

“I am honored and humbled to receive such overwhelming support from the voters of State Senate District 21,” said Senator Galvano. “It is truly a blessing to be able to serve the people of Hillsborough and Manatee Counties.  I will continue to fight for my constituents; advocating for lower taxes, increased education funding, innovation and a thriving business climate.”

In 2012, Galvano was first elected to the Florida Senate, where he has served as both Majority Leader and as Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education. During his time as Majority Leader, the Senate passed legislation: allocating the highest level of K-12 per student funding in the history of our state, securing long-term, comprehensive policy to protect Florida’s water resources and natural environment, finalizing a pathway to economic independence for people with unique abilities, and reducing student assessments while maintaining a commitment to education accountability.

Galvano is a partner at the 94 year-old law firm, Grimes Goebel Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano of Bradenton. He and his wife Julie are the proud parents of three children: Michael, William, and Jacqueline.

Visit www.billgalvano.com to learn more.