Sen. Nan Rich Endorses April Freeman for Congress

April Freeman for Congress
September 24, 2014


Touts Freeman’s Record of Advocating for Women’s Rights and Defending Middle Class Families

(Fort Myers, Florida) – Today, Senator Nan Rich endorsed April Freeman’s candidacy for Congress, citing her record of championing women’s rights and defending middle class families.

“April Freeman will be an excellent congresswoman and a fierce advocate for Southwest Florida,” Rich said in a statement released by Freeman’s campaign. “When it comes to working for women’s rights and fighting to help small businesses and the middle class, April’s experience makes her the best candidate for Florida’s 19th Congressional District.”

“I am honored to have the endorsement of Senator Rich. Her record of advocating for children, women, seniors, and social justice issues is unmatched. This endorsement adds to chorus of voices calling for moderate representation in Washington. I’m an independent thinker and have a lifelong record of defending women and the middle class. I’m proud that Senator Rich believes in me. In Congress, I will continue to fight for women’s rights and middle class families, and I will work on common sense solutions that will grow our economy and create fair paying jobs.”

Senator Nan Rich served 2 terms in the House of Representatives and subsequently served in the Florida State Senate from January 2004 until she was term-limited in November 2012. She was the first woman to be elected leader of the Senate Democrats – a position she held from 2010 to 2012. She is married to David and they have four children and three grandchildren.

April Freeman is a community leader and business owner. She primarily worked in film and television before launching her candidacy for U.S. Congress. April currently serves as the President of the Fort Myers-Naples chapter of the National Organization for Women. She lives in Cape Coral with her husband David and they have two daughters.