Family: My wife, Jean, and I have three children and eight grandchildren.
Education: Law and business degrees from the Florida State University
Political Experience: Florida Senate, 2009-Present; Chairman of 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; Chairman 1989-1990
What do you see as the top three issues in this race?
My top three priorities will continue to be reducing government waste and spending, improving our education system and growing our job base in Northeast Florida.
- Essential to growing our job base is fostering a pro-business environment through small business incentives, less regulation and free market principles.
- We must continue to tighten our spending belts and cut government waste wherever possible.
- And, we must continue to improve our education system by implementing Jeb Bush's education reforms and policies so our future generations can continue to build on the successes of today and flourish for years to come.