Updated: Nov 18, 2021
For Immediate Release
November 11, 2021
Beverly Young Breaks Eight Years of Political Silence to Endorse Amanda Makki in the Race for CD 13
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL - This Veterans Day Beverly Young, the widow of former Congressman Bill Young and a fierce advocate for veterans, is endorsing Amanda Makki (@amandamakki) in the race for the seat her husband held for more than 40 years.
“Amanda Makki is an advocate for veterans and Pinellas County residents and she will restore this seat to the days of my husband, Congressman Bill Young, who spent his life advocating for this beautiful place we call home,” said Beverly Young. “After staying out of politics for the last eight years, I can’t sit on the sidelines anymore. Especially after I saw the terrible campaign Luna ran last year and lost this seat for Republicans when we picked up seats all across Florida. We need to win and Amanda Makki has the energy, dedication, and perseverance to take back CD 13.”
“Beverly Young, like her late husband, is a fierce advocate for veterans and her words of wisdom and experience have helped shape my understanding of veterans’ needs in Pinellas County,” said Amanda Makki. “Beverly Young is a leader in Pinellas County who has dedicated herself to serving the people here and honoring the memory of the late Congressman Young. I am thrilled to have her support and I value her voice of experience.”
Makki has been endorsed by six Pinellas County mayors - the most of any Republican or Democrat in the CD 13 race. They include Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters, Madeira Beach Mayor John Hendricks, North Redington Beach Mayor Bill Queen, Redington Beach Mayor David Will, Belleair Shore Mayor Bob Schmidt, and Largo Mayor Woody Brown. Makki has also been endorsed by the 2018 Republican nominee for FL-13 George Buck, The Republican Main Street Partnership, and Florida’s own Maggie’s List. Maggie’s List is the leading national organization focused on electing strong conservative women to Congress.
Makki has spent her career fighting for conservative values as a Senior Republican Healthcare advisor for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, a frequent commentator on conservative ideals and strategy on Fox News, Fox Business, Newsmax, and several other networks. She served in the Pentagon after 9/11, and as an attorney during the Wisconsin recount for President Trump.
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