Duval Legislative Delegation Chair Jay Fant announced today the appointment of State Representative Clay Yarborough to be Special Liaison to the Jacksonville City Council. Yarborough was elected last year to represent District 12 in the Florida House of Representatives.
“Representative Yarborough will serve as an important link between our local officials and those of us serving our area in Tallahassee,” said Fant. “It is vital that we keep all channels of communication open, and I know we can count on Clay to make sure we are working together to deliver the high level of service and representation Duval residents deserve.”
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 Yarborough, the Duval legislative delegation includes Senators Aaron Bean (District 4) and Audrey Gibson (District 6) and Representatives Cord Byrd (District 11), Kim Daniels (District 14), Tracie Davis (District 13), and Jason Fischer (District 16).
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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