Florida Senate, District 4

Published On: Jul 25 2012 04:53:06 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 08 2012 09:53:57 PM EDT

After the redistricting process earlier this year, Florida Senate District 4 now covers about half of Duval County and all of Nassau County.  Veteran Republican state Rep. Aaron Bean won a grueling (and expensive) primary battle with Rep. Mike Weinstein and will face Democrat Nancy Soderberg and two write-in candidates in November's general election.

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Aaron Bean

PARTY:  Republican

AGE:  45

RESIDENCE:  Fernandina Beach

FAMILY:  Wife, Abby; 3 sons – Bradley (18), Gray (14) and Walker (12)

OCCUPATION:  Relationship development officer for Shands Jacksonville; small business owner of Putt-Putt Fernandina Beach and co-owner of 8 Flags Insurance Company

EDUCATION:  Bachelor's in finance from Jacksonville University

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  Florida House of Representatives (2000-2008); commissioner of Fernandina Beach (1996-1999); mayor of Fernandina Beach (2 terms - 1997-1999)

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. Creating jobs – work to continually attract jobs and help companies grow jobs.
  2. Education – work for more choices for parents and less paperwork for teachers.
  3. Health care – work to bring a marketplace of health care to Floridians and create a sustainable safety net that Florida can afford for the long term.


HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?

WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  AaronBean.com | Facebook.com/pages/Aaron-P-Bean | TWITTER: @AaronPBean

Nancy Soderberg

PARTY:  Democratic

HOMETOWN:  Jacksonville

OCCUPATION: President and CEO of Soderberg Solutions; visiting distinguished scholar at University of North Florida; author

EDUCATION: Masters, foreign science, Georgetown University, 1984; bachelor's, economics, Vanderbilt University, 1980; bachelor's, French, Vanderbilt University, 1980

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:   Member of National Security Council and alternate representative to the United Nations during Clinton administration

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  NancySoderberg.ngpvanhost.com

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Write-in candidates who qualified in the Florida Senate, District 4 race: