U.S. Representative Michael Waltz (CD-6), a decorated combat veteran and Green Beret, has endorsed Amanda Makki’s campaign for Congress.
“Amanda Makki is the best candidate in the primary and the type of servant leader the people of the 13th district deserve,” said Congressman Waltz. “She has a strong sense of duty and the ability to get things done. Amanda put her country first when called to serve at the Pentagon after 9/11 and she will put her constituents first as their representative in Congress.”
In addition to his military service, Congressman Waltz is a former White House and Pentagon policy advisor, small business owner, and author. He was sworn in to represent Florida’s 6th Congressional District in 2019. Since taking office, Congressman Waltz has established himself as a leader on military, veteran, and foreign policy issues. In January, Congressman Waltz joined U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott to introduce the “Clean Water Allotment Modernization Act” which aims to increase funding for Florida’s water quality projects.
“Congressman Michael Waltz is a true patriot who has spent his career in service to others,” said Makki. “I am honored to have his support and will work with him to protect Florida’s resources, advocate for our veterans, and keep our country safe.”
Makki has received 13 major endorsements, more than any other candidate in the Republican Primary for Florida’s 13th Congressional District, including the endorsement of House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. Additionally, Makki was named to the National Republican Campaign Committee’s Young Guns program as one of the top 43 “On the Radar” candidates. She received endorsements from conservative Representatives John Rutherford, Neal Dunn and Michael Burgess; the conservative groups Republican Main Street Partnership PAC, Maverick PAC, FreedomWorks, VIEW PAC, Maggie’s List, Rep. Elise Stefanik’s E-PAC, that helps female GOP candidates get elected; and the Associated Builders & Contractors Florida Gulf Coast Chapter.
Since 2015, Makki has resided in the 13th Congressional District of Florida. She is active in her faith and worships at Starkey Road Baptist Church.