State Representative Charles Van Zant Endorses Jay Fant for House District 15

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Van Zant’s strong ties to the Westside to help
with final weekend push for Fant Campaign.

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Last night, State Representative Charles Van Zant (HD 19) endorsed Jay Fant’s bid to become the Republican nominee for District 15. This is the second endorsement from a key state representative with ties to Duval County’s Westside in less than a week and signals growing momentum for the Fant Campaign.

“Charles Van Zant was born on the Westside, he is a stalwart defender of life and our Constitution, and it is an honor to have his support,” said candidate Jay Fant. “The voters of District 15 will have the ultimate say in who is their next State Representative, but I am pleased that both Representative Janet Adkins and Representative Charles Van Zant have recognized our commitment to conservative principles and are willing to lend their support for our final effort.”

Charles Van Zant was elected to the State House in 2008. He serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and Chairs the Joint Select Committee on Collective Bargaining. He is an outspoken and highly acclaimed conservative leader and has been given the Christian Coalition’s Faith and Family Award and the Family Policy Council’s Defender of Marriage Award.

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About Jay Fant for State Representative
Jay Fant’s strong ties to Jacksonville began when his grandfather’s family moved to the city in 1920. Jay’s father and grandfather have been local business and civic leaders, with both having served in elected office. In 1947, the family started First Guaranty Bank, one of the oldest banks in the city. In 1994, Jay was elected to serve on the board and led the company with his father through 2012. Jay has done much to continue the family tradition of investing in the community. He has been involved with many different organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Healthy U Now Foundation, Rotary, and the Florida Bankers Association. Jay and his wife, Lauren, have two sons and two daughters. They attend St. Johns Presbyterian Church. In his spare time, he coaches little league baseball and basketball.



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