This has been an eventful and gratifying week for my campaign. I am very grateful to the National Federation of Independent Business and the Florida Chamber of Commerce for their endorsement of my campaign for Senate District 2. As a small businessman in Northwest Florida, I am committed to creating and supporting a pro-business environment to help our industries and local entrepreneurs create jobs and succeed.
On news around the district, I had the honor of speaking to 20 young men and women who were graduating from the 5-day learning “Ambition AIR” program at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola yesterday. It is always a rewarding experience to spark the interest of Florida’s youth with such hands-on, high-tech and exciting programs that help them realize what opportunities lie ahead if they follow their ambitions, in this case, into the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Graduating from the program were 20 bright young minds, currently in foster care, and I would like to personally thank the sponsors of such a wonderful event and for giving our foster youth the chance to have this unique experience.
Yesterday morning, we also had the wonderful blessing of welcoming home Marine Corporal Daniel Palmer, who was stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, after sustaining an injury while serving in Afghanistan in 2010. His family, friends, and fellow service men and women gathered at a Pensacola Aviation Center hangar to receive this local hero and show him that our communities are grateful for his dedication, incredible courage and service to our nation. Many blessings to Marine Cpl. Palmer and his wonderful family.
This afternoon, I will be participating in the Jay Historical Society’s “Stump” Political Rally at the Bray-Hendricks City Park Pavilion at 4 p.m. It will be a great chance for local folks to hear from their candidates on their perspectives and priorities for Santa Rosa County, and I hope to see you out there!
I hope to see every one of you on the campaign trail, and in case we do not get a chance to meet in the near future, feel free to email me at email@example.com or call my district office at (850) 689-0556 if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns.
Have a wonderful weekend,