Duval County Legislative Delegation Chair Jay Fant announced today the appointment of Representative Kimberly Daniels to the Jacksonville Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning Council. Daniels was elected last year to represent District 14 in the Florida House of Representatives.
“Keeping our residents safe is one of the foremost responsibilities of government, and it is absolutely vital that we do everything possible to prepare for natural disasters and other threats to our area’s security,” said Fant. “As a former Jacksonville City Councilwoman, Representative Daniels knows the ropes and will be a strong voice on these important issues. I look forward to working with her and other officials at every level of government to ensure that we are ready to go when the need arises.”
Daniels serves on the Energy and Utilities Subcommittee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee in the Florida House of Representatives.
Fant has represented District 15 in the Florida House of Representatives since 2014 and was chosen by his fellow area legislators to chair the Duval delegation for 2017. In addition to Fant and Daniels, the Duval legislative delegation includes Senators Aaron Bean (District 4) and Audrey Gibson (District 6) and Representatives Cord Byrd (District 11), Tracie Davis (District 13), Jason Fischer (District 16), and Clay Yarborough (District 12).
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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