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Florida House 11th District

11TH HOUSE DISTRICT (Includes Nassau County and part of Duval County)

The winner of the Republican primary will face Nathcelly Leroy Rohrbaugh, who is unopposed in the Democratic primary, in the November general election.

Republican


Cord Byrd (incumbent), Neptune Beach

Age: 47

Candidate's family: Esther - wife, Dominic - son, Lexie - Daughter

Occupation: Attorney

Education: BA Political Science and History Univ. of North Florida, Law Degree St. Thomas Univ School of Law

Political experience: Incumbent State Representative

Summarize your political platform in 10 words or less. 

Expanding liberty through limited, constitutional government.

What do you see as the top three issues in this race? 

1. Education:School Safety/School Choice 
2. Expanding economic opportunity by diversifying the regional economy.
3. Workforce training/vocational training

How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot?

I have a deep understanding that the Constitution limits government not individuals. When government expands beyond the confines of the constitution, it impairs liberty

What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office? 

That I upheld my oath of office and did my part to expand liberty.

Website: cordbyrd.com
Social media: Facebook / Twitter
 

Democratic

Nathcelly Leroy Rohrbaugh , Amelia Island

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Age: 33

Candidate's family: Wife, Danielle; Daughter, Sophia; Son, Orion

Occupation: Homemaker; Working on starting our own small business

Education: Bachelor's in Chemistry, minor in Business Administration; Associate's in Biotechnology Laboratory Tech.

Political experience: First-time Candidate

Summarize your political platform in 10 words or less. 

Fiscal Responsibility, Sustainable Economic Growth, Educational Reform, Environmental Stewardship

What do you see as the top three issues in this race? 

Education: Improving our public schools, supporting our teachers and their unions, and reforming our method of testing students and ranking schools.
Economy: Invest in vocational and technical training to create a more highly skilled workforce, invest in affordable housing and transportation infrastructure to reduce home-to-work travel time and improve quality of life, and improving access to affordable healthcare to reduce loss of productivity due to preventable severe or chronic illnesses.
Environment: Invest in research and infrastructure which will help combat sea level rise, develop clean energy infrastructure to create new jobs and improve our power grid, and ensure Amendment 1 funds are being properly used for conservation

How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot?

Northeast Florida has been my home since I was two years old. I have a vested interest in making sure we maintain the quality of our schools; improve the quality of our roads, power grid and broadband infrastructure; and preserve our beaches, wetlands and waterways. When I am elected, I will not support any bills or amendments pushed by lobbying groups or special interests which adversely affect my constituents. I will answer to no one but the residents of House District 11 and will never allow campaign contributions or pressure from outside groups to influence my decisions.

What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office? 

I would like to be remembered for transforming our system of early childhood and K-12 education into a model for the rest of the country. I hope to build a bridge between the Democratic and Republican Parties in the State of Florida and return us to an age of positive bipartisanship, where we recognize that everyone wants what is best for Florida and no one has a monopoly on good ideas.

Website: nathcellyforflorida.com
Social media: Facebook / Twitter