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VoteWater Endorses Charlie Crist for Governor

Non-partisan Environmental Organization Backs Crist as Best Candidate to Protect Florida’s Water

ST. PETERSBURG — Today, Charlie Crist’s campaign announced that VoteWater, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to combating systemic pollution, ending the mismanagement of our waterways, and keeping Florida’s water clean, has endorsed Charlie Crist to be the next governor of Florida.

VoteWater’s endorsement follows Crist’s ongoing dedication to protect Florida’s environment and waterways, including unveiling his “Clean Water for All” plan in the first few months of his campaign for governor. 

“I’m thrilled and humbled to earn the endorsement of VoteWater as we fight to protect Florida’s water and keep it clean for generations to come,” said Charlie Crist. “Access to clean water is a fundamental right and critical to Florida’s environment and our economy. As your next governor, I will fight to keep Florida’s water clean, our environment protected, and our economy strong. Unlike our current governor, I’m not afraid to stand up to the big special interests in Tallahassee.”

“If we had more candidates like these, Florida might have cleaner water,” said Executive Director Gil Smart of VoteWater, the Stuart-based group formerly known as

In June, Crist also earned the endorsement of the Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club, the oldest, largest environmental advocacy organization in the nation. 

VoteWater’s endorsement comes as Crist solidifies his status as the frontrunner in the Democratic primary with over $12 million raisedendorsements from over 160 community leaders and elected officials, and as the only Democratic candidate with support from educators and union workers and the only Democratic candidate to earn the endorsement of two major statewide newspapers.

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