Lee’s note: The National Rifle Association and the United Sportsmen of Florida have endorsed Republican former prosecutor Lisa Chittaro for State Attorney of Florida’s 12th Judicial Circuit, which includes Manatee, De Soto and Sarasota Counties.
Chittaro faces incumbent State Attorney Ed Brodsky Aug. 18 in the Republican primary. The winner will take on Democrat Betsy Young, also a former prosecutor, in the general election.
As a prosecutor, Chittaro specialized in animal cruelty and elderly abuse cases. She’s also an avid shooter.