Republican Kevin Hayslett Announces Run for U.S. Congress in Florida’s 13th

Hayslett is Endorsed by Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri & former Sheriff Jim Coats

Clearwater, FL – Today, Republican Kevin Hayslett, a local business owner and former prosecutor, announced his campaign for U.S. Congress in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Hayslett also announced endorsements from popular Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and his predecessor Sheriff Jim Coats, firmly establishing him as local law enforcement’s choice for Congress.

“I’m a lifelong Pinellas County resident and a local business owner who raised three great sons right here with my lovely wife. I care about our community and I have deep roots here, but like many others I’m concerned with how Washington politicians are trying to dictate how we live our lives,” said Hayslett, a local attorney and former prosecutor.

“Washington is clearly broken and the Biden-Pelosi agenda is hurting Americans. I’m a proud supporter of President Trump, a former prosecutor, and a political outsider who is running for Congress to secure our border, combat inflation, support public safety, and lower our taxes,” added Hayslett. 

Hayslett, a Clearwater attorney and former Florida prosecutor, dedicated his career to defending the rules of law, putting dangerous criminals in prison, and giving back to his community. He enters the race with wide support from the law enforcement community, including endorsements from Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and former Sheriff Jim Coats.

“Kevin Hayslett is a true leader who I’ve worked with when he was a prosecutor to put dangerous criminals behind bars and keep Pinellas County families safe. As a member of Congress, Kevin Hayslett will be a strong ally to ensure we keep crime rates low and that’s why he’s local law enforcement’s clear choice for Congress,” stated Sheriff Gualtieri. 

A vocal leader against sanctuary cities, Pinellas County Sheriff Gualtieri is widely decorated and recognized as one of Tampa Bay’s most popular politicians and was re-elected in 2020 with 62.50% of the vote. In 2020, Gualtieri was appointed to President Trump’s Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, and was also the recipient of the 2019 Ferris E. Lucas Sheriff of the Year award by the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA).

Florida’s 13th Congressional District is located in Pinellas County and includes the cities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Seminole, and Pinellas Park.

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