The PBA had previously supported former lawmaker Frank Farkas during his time in office, but have chosen to back Dudley in 2012. Dudley has also received the endorsement of the Florida State Fraternal Order of Police.
“I’ll always stand with our hardworking law enforcement officers to keep our streets safe, and I’m honored that they’re also standing with me,” said Dudley. “Ensuring our community’s law enforcement professionals have the resources they need to get the job done will be one of my top priorities in Tallahassee. I believe protecting our Pinellas families is too important for anything less.”