Florida Senate, District 6
After the redistricting process earlier this year, Florida Senate District 6 now covers all of St. Johns, Flagler and Flagler counties and northern Volusia County.
Since incumbent John Thrasher is unopposed for the Republican nomination and challenger Kathleen Trued is the only Democrat in the race, this race bypasses the primary and goes straight to the general election in November.
Scroll down to read about the candidates.
FAMILY: Wife, Jean; 3 children; 8 grandchildren
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from Florida State University (1965); J.D. from Florida State University College of Law (1972)
POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Florida Senate (2009-present), chairman of the Florida Republican Party; Florida House of Representatives (1992-2000); Speaker of the House (1998-2000); Clay County Board of County Commissioners (2007-2008);
Clay County School Board (1986-1990)
WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?
- Reducing Government Spending
- Improving our Education System
- Bringing Jobs to Northeast Florida
HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?
- "Through my experience at the local and state level."
WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?
- "I'd like to be remembered for doing what I said I would do and doing the best I could to get it accomplished."
CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: ElectThrasher.com | Facebook.com/ElectThrasher | TWITTER: @John_Thrasher
RESIDENCE: St. Augustine
OCCUPATION: Retired teacher
EDUCATION: Masters in educational leadership, Wayne State University
POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Democratic activist
CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: TruedForSenate.info
This candidate has not returned WJXT/News4Jax.com's questionnaire.