FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2022
Panama City, Fla. — Today, Rep. Jay Trumbull announced the endorsement of fellow State Representative Brad Drake, who represents Florida House District 5, stretching from Jackson to Walton County across a large portion of Florida’s Panhandle. Drake has served two stints in the Florida House, from 2008-2012 and then starting again in 2014. He comes from a family with a long record of public service, including a grandfather who served in the Florida House and a father who served as Superintendent of Walton County Schools. Drake’s cousin, Pat Thomas, served as President of the Florida Senate in 1994.
“I’ve seen firsthand how Jay Trumbull has fought hard and delivered for the people of North Florida time and time again,” said Rep. Brad Drake. “He’s the leader we need to continue to stand up for our conservative values. That’s why I’m proud to endorse his candidacy for the State Senate.”
“I’m deeply honored to have Brad’s support, and I pledge to him my full commitment to the Northwest Florida constituents he has represented so well for over a decade,” said Rep. Jay Trumbull. “We stand shoulder to shoulder in the Panhandle, defending our values and working to create economic opportunity for the people here now and for the many future generations who will call this home.”
Drake has served in multiple leadership roles in the Florida House, most recently as Chair of the Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee. A graduate of the University of Florida, Drake has been active throughout his district, as a board member for the Northwest Florida State College and in Kiwanis International.
Yesterday, Trumbull announced his campaign for the Florida Senate in District 2 after incumbent Senator George Gainer announced he will not seek re-election. Trumbull, who is finishing his fourth term in the Florida House, has represented a significant portion of Senate District 2 for 8 years. He has been endorsed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, Senate President Wilton Simpson, House Speaker Chris Sprowls, Senator Kathleen Passidomo, and Senator Ben Albritton.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2022
Panama City, Fla. — Today, Rep. Jay Trumbull announced his campaign for the Florida Senate in District 2, as incumbent Senator George Gainer announced that he will not seek re-election. Trumbull, who is finishing his fourth term in the Florida House, has represented a significant portion of Senate District 2 for 8 years.
“Senator George Gainer is an exemplary leader with a heart for public service, and I will work hard to carry on his legacy for District 2,” said Rep. Trumbull. “Serving in the State House has been a great privilege, and in the Senate, I will continue to fight for the small businesses and working families of Florida.”
About his agenda for the State Senate, Trumbull added: “Our Panhandle values of faith, family, and freedom are the key to Florida’s present economic boom. To sustain that prosperity long term, I’ll fight to lower taxes, protect our environment, and fight for the lives of the unborn. I have and will continue to stand with Governor DeSantis to push back against the federal overreach that threatens our Constitutional rights and preserve our focus on freedom in our great State.”
During his time in the State House, Trumbull helped secure the largest tax cuts in Florida History, peeled back government burdens on small businesses, and ensured that Florida is the most veteran-friendly state in the nation. In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Trumbull was highly praised for his efforts to help rebuild Bay County and Tyndall Air Force Base and prepare Florida for future natural disasters. For the past two years, Trumbull served as the Chairman of the influential House Appropriations Committee, where he prioritized working families and their children.
Jay Trumbull was born and grew up in Panama City. He attended Auburn University, where he graduated with a degree in small business management and entrepreneurship. After graduating, Jay joined his father in their bottled water and water conditioning business. Jay is President of Bush Air Conditioning and Whitehead Plumbing, both located in Bay County. Trumbull and his wife, Brittany, have three children and reside in Panama City.