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For Immediate Release

Monday, November 10, 2014
Sarah Bascom,, 850.294.6636
Kristen Bridges,, 850.545.1917

Former State Representative & St. Johns County Businessman Travis Hutson
Announces Candidacy for Florida Senate District 6
Tallahassee, Fla. – Former State Representative and St. Johns County Businessman Travis
Hutson today announced his candidacy for the Florida Senate District 6 Special Election.
Hutson is seeking election to Senate District 6, which consists of Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and
part of Volusia Counties and was recently vacated after Senator John Thrasher was selected to
serve as the next president of the Florida State University.
“I am excited to announce my candidacy for the Florida Senate,” said Hutson. “Like the
Senators who represented this area before me – Senator John Thrasher and the late Senator Jim
King – I hold a deep passion for our Northeast Florida communities and want nothing more than
to see our businesses and community members thrive for years to come.”
“Today, I pledge to serve with the same integrity and utmost respect as I did in the Florida
House,” said Hutson. “I also want to thank my family, especially my wife, Tanya, for their
continued support and encouragement, as they know how much giving back to our community
means to me. It is with great honor that I embark on this campaign, and I look forward to having
an opportunity to serve in the Senate and continue the great legacies that have come before me.”
Prior to announcing his candidacy for Florida Senate District 6, Hutson served as the State
Representative for Florida House District 24, where he served Flagler and parts of St. Johns and
Volusia Counties since 2012.
“Having represented three of the four counties within Senate District 6 in the Florida House, I
feel I am uniquely qualified to serve this district in our state’s Capitol,” said Hutson. “I already
have a working knowledge and understanding of the district and what our slice of Northeast
Florida is looking to enhance and accomplish in Tallahassee.”
While serving in the Florida House, Hutson championed crucial legislation for House District 24
and the state, focusing on the economy and public safety. In education, Hutson helped craft
enhancements to Florida’s Career and Professional Education Act, responding to Florida’s


critical workforce needs. Hutson closed loopholes in the release of sexual violent predators
making Northeast Florida’s most vulnerable citizens safer. Also, Hutson improved the water
quality in Florida, as he successfully carried Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s
water policy reform in the Florida House.
Hutson works in his family’s business, assisting in property and agricultural management and
local charitable giving. He also sat on the board of directors for HandsOn Jacksonville and on
the development committee for St. Augustine Youth Services and has been a member of the
board of directors for EPIC in St. Johns County. Previously, Hutson was a realtor with Watson
Realty. In 2010, Hutson worked for Ambassador John Rood with the Vestcor Companies and
specialized in sales and acquisitions, as well as analyzing financial data for incoming and
outgoing deals.
Hutson has served on the finance team for a large group of Republican candidates, including, but
not limited to, Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA), Governor Rick Scott (R-FL), Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Adam Putnam, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Florida Chief Financial
Officer Jeff Atwater, St. Johns County Sherriff David Shoar, State Attorney R.J. Larizza, State
Attorney Angela Corey, Representative Daniel Davis (R-Jacksonville), Clay County
Commissioner Travis Cummings, St. Johns County Commissioner Mark Miner and St. Johns
County Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson.
Hutson graduated from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in
Economics and Business. He resides in St Augustine with his wife, Tanya, and their daughter,
Paid by Travis Hutson, Republican, for State Senate.