Duval Legislative Delegation Chair Jay Fant today announced the appointment of State Representatives Cord Byrd (District 11), Tracie Davis (District 13), and Jason Fischer (District 16) to the City of Jacksonville Rules Committee. All three legislators were elected in 2016 and are serving their first term.
“Representatives Byrd, Davis, and Fischer are all three outstanding leaders and Duval County is fortunate to have such dedicated public servants representing our interests in Tallahassee,” said Fant. “I look forward to working with them and the rest of our delegation and our local officials to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities Duval County has to strengthen our area and continue to make Northeast Florida the best place in the state.”
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, Byrd, Davis, and Fischer, the Duval legislative delegation includes Senators Aaron Bean (District 4) and Audrey Gibson (District 6) and Representatives Kim Daniels (District 14), 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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