Laurel Lee for Congress

Laurel Lee Highlights New “Split Second” TV Ad

TV Ad Underscores Lee’s Commitment to Stand with Law Enforcement in Congress

Tampa, Fla. – Republican candidate for Florida Congressional District 15 Laurel Lee today highlighted her new TV ad, “Split Second” where she underscored her support and commitment to law enforcement and her pledge to fight for them in Congress. To view the ad, click here.

“Police officers risk their lives to protect ours,” said Lee, in the TV spot. “They must make split second decisions. Liberals condemn those decisions because they’ve never had to make them…In Congress, I’ll defend the rule of law – and those who serve it.”

Lee earlier today announced the endorsement of former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen, who has endorsed Lee as the best CD 15 candidate for law enforcement. 

In addition to former Commissioner Swearingen, Lee has over 50 armed service veterans who have lent their names in support of her campaign for Congress, and she has received the endorsements of Florida Attorney General Ashley MoodyGreen Beret Jay Collins, and numerous local elected officials, including Plant City leaders.

The newly drawn Congressional District 15 encompasses eastern Hillsborough County, along with parts of Pasco and Polk Counties.

Laurel was appointed by Governor DeSantis as Florida’s 36th Secretary of State in January 2019 and served in this position until May 2022. During her tenure as Secretary of State, she worked to strengthen Florida’s elections infrastructure and cybersecurity defenses, increased voter registration and participation, and ensured accurate and secure elections in Florida. Following Florida’s successful 2020 election, Laurel was recognized as a national leader on election policy and security. She was a member of the Election Integrity Commission for the Republican State Leadership Committee. She also served on the Elections Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council, the executive committee and as policy chair for the Republican Secretaries of State Committee, and on the executive board and co-chair of the Elections Committee for the National Association of Secretaries of State, where she spotlighted the success of Florida on the national stage. Prior to serving in the DeSantis administration, Laurel served as a Circuit Court Judge in Florida’s Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County, appointed by then-Governor Rick Scott. Before becoming a judge, Laurel served as a federal prosecutor for the United States Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida. Raised by a two-star general in the United States Air Force and a public school teacher, Laurel has family ties in eastern Hillsborough County that go back more than 70 years.

For more information on the Laurel Lee for Congress campaign, visit and follow @VoteLaurel on Facebook and @Vote_Laurel on Twitter.

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