JAY FANT WINS REPUBLICAN NOMINATION IN HOUSE DISTRICT 15 RACE
After machine recount and review of undervotes, Fant is declared the victor in the closely contested race in Westside Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Today, at the conclusion of all statutorily mandated recounting, Jay Fant finished ahead in the race for the Republican primary of House District 15. One undervote was considered by the canvassing board but did not affect the final outcome. All undervotes were reviewed visually after the automatic machine recount because the margin of victory remained within one quarter of one percent.
Jay Fant issued the following statement:
I have to thank my wife, my children, my family, and all my loyal supporters and volunteers who made today’s victory possible.
I cannot say a word, however, with expressing my full and heartfelt congratulations to Paul Renner for a contest well fought. This was a tough race in which we agreed more than we disagreed, and I want to continue to work with Paul on the priorities that we share, which include the well being of Florida’s economy and resistance to so much of the Obama agenda.
I also want to express thanks to the faithful public servants who conducted this election, including Duval Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland, the canvassing board, and the many workers who have worked late hours these past few days.
I look forward to finishing strong in the general election as I prepare to serve the people of Westside Jacksonville in the Florida House of Representatives.
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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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