Ortiz is running for the seat Sen. Jeff Brandes is vacating.
Ruth’s List Florida is backing Eunic Ortiz for Florida Senate District 24, the group announced Thursday.
The group works to elect Democratic women who support abortion rights.
Ortiz, who fits that bill, is running for the Pinellas County seat, which covers parts of mid- and north St. Petersburg. She seeks to replace incumbent Republican Sen. Jeff Brandes. Brandes is leaving office because of term limits.
“Ruth’s List is proud to be among the first organizations to endorse Ortiz’s campaign,” said Ruth’s List Florida President and CEO Lucy Sedgwick. “She has a proven record advocating for Democratic values and issues and we’re excited to help her make history as potentially the first lesbian in the Florida Senate.”