House Bill 7077, which ensures the Panhandle receives 75 percent of
the BP settlement money, now heads to Governor Scott for his signature.
State Representative Jay Trumbull today released the statement below following passage of the Triumph Gulf Coast legislation, House Bill 7077:
“I am very pleased the Senate moved in the right direction and the good people of the Panhandle will finally get what they deserve for the damage done by the devastating Deepwater Horizon spill seven years ago. This bill ensures the lion’s share of the BP settlement money will go directly to the eight counties most impacted by the disaster, and it includes important provisions to make sure the funds are distributed equitably and transparently.
“It has been an honor to work with my colleagues across the Panhandle as Chair of the Select Committee on Triumph Gulf Coast, and I appreciate their hard work on this issue. I look forward to Governor Scott signing this important bill into law, and I look forward to continuing to work with the stakeholders in our community to put these dollars to work for the hardworking men and women of the entire Panhandle.”
About Jay Trumbull for State Representative
Born and raised in Panama City, Florida, Jay Trumbull Jr. graduated from Bay High School and then from Auburn University with a degree in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship. The Trumbull family has been in the bottled water and water conditioning business for over 4 generations and owns 6 Culligan dealerships in Panama City; Ft. Walton; Dothan, Alabama; Mobile, Alabama; Tifton, Georgia; and Americus, Georgia. Jay started out driving a truck for the first 2 years and then later became a part of the dealer management team. Jay is active in local business community organizations, including the Bay County Chamber of Commerce and the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce. Jay married his high school sweetheart, Brittany Fishel. They are members of the First United Methodist Church of Panama City and are both active in the community.
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