Duval County Legislative Delegation Chair Jay Fant announced today the appointment of Senator Audrey Gibson to the Jacksonville Cultural Council. Gibson represents District 6 in the Florida Senate.
“Senator Gibson’s long record of public service in our area make her a perfect fit to be a strong voice for the arts on the Cultural Council,” said Fant. “I look forward to working with her and all the members of our delegation to promote opportunities for cultural development and ensure that we have a vibrant arts community in Duval County.”
Gibson served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2002 to 2010 and was elected to the Florida Senate in 2011. Currently, she chairs the Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee.
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 Gibson, the Duval legislative delegation includes Senator Aaron Bean (District 4) and Representatives Cord Byrd (District 11), Kim Daniels (District 14), 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.