City leaders rally against Keith Perry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Gainesville elected officials held a press conference at Gainesville City Hall to respond to an ad created by state senator Keith Perry's re-election campaign in regards to GRU rates.

City commissioner Gail Johnson spoke about the mailer she received which she says was targeted towards her.

Gainesville city leaders claim that Perry's ad states that GRU rates are "soaring", when they claim they have dropped 14% for residential and 16% for commercial rates in the past 3 years.

"It is time that we talk about the fact that our senator is engaging in divisive politics to garner votes," Johnson said.

Keith Perry shared a statement with TV20 about the statements toward him about the ad.

Perry believes that those who disagree with him should reach out to him personally instead of using the media.