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Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis
Florida State House Representative District 73 Tommy Gregory (R):
"I have known Richard Tatem for more than two years, and as a fellow retired Air Force officer, I know he and I both share the Air Force core values of integrity, service, and excellence. Colonel Tatem's leadership experience, significant headquarters budgeting experience, and his keen intellect, all combine to make him a highly qualified school board candidate. He has my endorsement for Manatee County school board district 5."
Manatee County Sheriff Rick Wells:
"I have observed that Richard Tatem, a retired Air Force Colonel*, has a high level of maturity, experience, integrity, and excellence. These qualities are exactly what is needed for a school board member, and I heartily endorse his candidacy."
Manatee County Commissioner/Chrman, Kevin Ostenbridge (R): “Richard Tatem is thoughtful, intelligent, and fiscally conservative. He’s someone who will make our schools some of the best in Florida!”
Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh (R):
"Colonel Richard Tatem (USAF retired*), has shown consistent and important engagement in the Manatee County Community, and especially in my county District 5. From his volunteer work as a driver for Feeding Empty Little Tummies, to engaging with the school system on concerning curriculum issues, to being a member of the Republican Executive Committee, Colonel Tatem is the right person at the right time for the right job - school board member, Manatee County district 5. He has my endorsement and full confidence."
Manatee County Commissioner James Satcher (R)
**** The CFC has not “endorsed” me. They have given me a “highly qualified” rating as a candidate.
*No Dept. of Defense or USAF endorsement implied