Barnaby’s strong conservative agenda includes promoting free
enterprise and protecting life and Second Amendment rights
Former Deltona City Commissioner Webster Barnaby today announced that he has filed to become a candidate for the Florida House of Representatives in District 27. Barnaby, a successful businessman with an extensive record of community service, is running as a conservative Republican and plans a vigorous issues-focused campaign. He and his family have lived in Deltona since 1991. The District 27 seat is currently held by Representative David Santiago, who will not be seeking reelection in 2020 due to term limits.
“I’m so grateful for the opportunities this country and community have given my family and me,” said Barnaby. “I am passionate about making sure the blessings of liberty we’ve enjoyed continue to be available to future generations. I’m excited about this new avenue of service, and I look forward to connecting with District 27 voters, listening to their concerns and making the case for a conservative approach to state government.”
Barnaby, who considers himself a “Frederick Douglass Republican,” is a proud naturalized American citizen. He lists protecting constitutional rights, with an emphasis on the First and Second Amendments, and ending illegal immigration as top priorities. He will also focus on policies that promote strong economic growth and job creation, including lower taxes and fewer regulations.
“There’s no question we face some tough issues, locally and statewide,” said Barnaby, a licensed life and annuity agent in Florida. “I look forward to applying my business and leadership experience to working to find effective solutions. Our founding fathers were geniuses, and I believe if we stick to the framework for government they handed down to us, we will increase freedom and opportunity for all Floridians.”
Since 1994, Barnaby has served as District Executive for the National Write Your Congressman, an organization that gives small businesses a voice in American government. He has served on the boards of Volusia Charter Schools and the Reading Edge Academy as well as PTA President and board member for Trinity Christian Academy. He currently serves as President of the Southwest Volusia Republican Club and is a member of the Republican Executive Committee of Volusia County. A longtime youth mentor, he is most proud of his service in the Volusia Catalyst program.
Barnaby and his wife of 31 years, Silvia, are the parents of two adult children. District 27 includes Deltona, DeBary, Lake Helen, and Orange City in West Volusia and runs along the southern border of the county into Oak Hill up to Edgewater in East Volusia.