Mollo serves as the Public Defender for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, which makes up a large part of the 13th Congressional District
Clearwater, FL – Today, Public Defender Sara Mollo announced her endorsement of Kevin Hayslett in the competitive race for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. As a former prosecutor, Hayslett has been endorsed by multiple sheriffs and local officials, and Mollo’s endorsement only further establishes Hayslett as the law and order candidate in this race.
Mollo has been an attorney for over 25 year and has served as the Public Defender for the Pinellas County area since January 2021. She is also the former president of the Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and legislative co-chair of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mollo also currently sits on the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County.
“Kevin stands for justice, law and order, and putting people above politics. Those are the reasons I’m supporting him and publicly endorsing him,” stated Mollo. “He will represent the people of Pinellas County with integrity and will hold self serving politicians accountable. As someone who currently serves the people of Pinellas County, I feel very strongly that Kevin is the only candidate in this race that is prepared to serve this community in Congress.”
Hayslett, who entered the crowded 13th Congressional race in late January, has positioned himself atop of the Republican ticket as the Law and Order, Trump Republican candidate. He has raised more money in 2022 than any other candidate in FL-13 and has gained significant local support.
“It means a lot to me to have the support of a Public Defender like Sara Mollo,” stated Hayslett. “The Democrats don’t care about the rule of law, they don’t care about public safety, and they don’t care about putting Americans first. It’s time for a course correction, and I’m prepared to give the American people and the people of Pinellas County just that.”