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Local Elected Leaders Voice Support for Travis Hutson for Senate District 6

For Immediate Release
Monday, December 8, 2014

Sarah Bascom,, 850.294.6636
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Local Elected Leaders Voice Support for Travis Hutson for Senate District 6
State Attorney R.J. Larizza & Sheriffs David Shoar & Ben Johnso
Endorse Travis Hutson for Florida Senate

St. Augustine, Fla. – Republican Candidate Travis Hutson today announced State Attorney R.J. Larizza of the 7th Judicial Circuit, St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar and Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson have endorsed him in his bid in the Special Election for Senate District 6, which will be held on January 27, 2015.

“I believe Travis would be an excellent addition to the Florida Senate,” said State Attorney Larizza. “He is a dedicated, fiscally-responsible Conservative Republican, and I believe he would work tirelessly in Tallahassee to protect and defend our constitution.”

“Travis is a Republican leader who is concerned for all the citizens of his district,” said Sheriff Johnson. “He cares about the well-being of the First Coast, and the people in it, and I know he will work to protect their rights and make sure they are heard. I support Travis Hutson for Senate District 6.”

“Travis believes in growing the job base, improving the education system, and reducing government spending and waste,” said Sheriff Shoar. “Northeast Florida needs Travis and his Conservative values fighting for us in the Senate.” 

“I am overwhelmed by the outpour of support from our community as I look to represent Northeast Florida in Tallahassee,” said Hutson. “Public servants, such as State Attorney Larizza and Sheriffs Shoar and Johnson, are a part of the backbone of Northeast Florida and I appreciate their endorsement and words of encouragement. If elected, I pledge to serve our communities with the utmost respect and deliver results the First Coast can count on for years to come. Safeguarding our neighbors, lowering taxes, creating jobs and empowering parents in public education are all top priorities.”

Since announcing his candidacy for Senate District 6, Hutson has been endorsed by Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and Representative Bill Proctor. 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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Paid by Travis Hutson, Republican, for State Senate.

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