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Former St. Johns County Commissioners & Veterans, Mark Miner & Ray Quinn, Endorse Travis Hutson for Senate District 6

For Immediate Release

Friday, January 9, 2015



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Former St. Johns County Commissioners & Veterans, Mark Miner & Ray Quinn, Endorse Travis Hutson for Senate District 6

St. Augustine, Fla. – Republican Candidate Travis Hutson today announced that Mark Miner, former chairman of the St. Johns County Commission, and Sergeant Major Ray Quinn (USA, Retired), former member of the St. Johns County Commission, endorsed him in his bid for the Special Election for Senate District 6, which will be held on January 27, 2015.

“I am proud to endorse Travis Hutson in his bid for Senate District 6,” said Miner, who is also a member of the Florida Army National Guard and a two-time veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. “I believe he is the Republican we need defending our rights up in Tallahassee; he is focused on economic growth, lowering taxes and creating more jobs in Northeast Florida, which is exactly what we need for our community to thrive.”

“Travis Hutson is the real conservative our district needs,” said Sergeant Major Quinn, who is also vice chairman of the Veterans Council of St. Johns County, Fla.  “He has done an excellent job representing us in the Florida House, and I look forward to supporting him as he looks to be elected to the Florida Senate. He is an active member of our community and I know he will work hard on behalf of our region’s veterans.”

“I am humbled to have the support of Miner and Sergeant Major Quinn,” said Hutson. “Both Mark and Ray have shown tremendous dedication to our state, nation and community; and, each has defended our core American values.  If elected to Senate District 6, I pledge to fight for the values that make America the nation we know and love in the Florida Senate.”

Since announcing his candidacy for Senate District 6, Hutson has been endorsed by Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, Former St. Johns County Representative Bill Proctor, State Attorney R.J. Larizza, Sheriffs David Shoar and Ben Johnson, St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis Hollingsworth and Flagler County Clerk of Court Gail Wadsworth. Senate District 6 includes Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns Counties, as well as part of Volusia County.

Prior to running for the Special Election for Senate District 6, Hutson served in the Florida House of Representatives. Hutson was elected to Florida House District 24, which includes Flagler County and parts of St. Johns and Volusia Counties, in 2012 and was subsequently re-elected.

While serving in the Florida House, Hutson championed crucial legislation for House District 24 and the state, focusing on the economy and public safety. In education, Hutson helped craft enhancements to Florida’s Career and Professional Education Act, responding to Florida’s critical workforce needs. Hutson closed loopholes in the release of sexual violent predators making Northeast Florida’s most vulnerable citizens safer. Also, Hutson improved the water quality in Florida, as he successfully carried Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s water policy reform in the Florida House.

Hutson works in his family’s business, assisting in property and agricultural management and local charitable giving.  He also sat on the board of directors for HandsOn Jacksonville and on the development committee for St. Augustine Youth Services and has been a member of the board of directors for EPIC in St. Johns County.  Previously, Hutson was a realtor with Watson Realty. In 2010, Hutson worked for Ambassador John Rood with the Vestcor Companies and specialized in sales and acquisitions, as well as analyzing financial data for incoming and outgoing deals.

Hutson graduated from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business. He resides in St Augustine with his wife, Tanya, and their daughter, Taylor.

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