Duval County Legislative Delegation Chair Jay Fant announced today the appointment of Senator Aaron Bean to the Jacksonville Waterways Commission. Bean was elected to the Florida Senate from District 4 in 2012.
“Senator Bean’s legislative experience and his commitment to sound stewardship of our water resources will make him an outstanding and important voice on the Waterways Commission,” said Fant. “Our waterways are one of our most precious natural resources and they are absolutely critical to the growth of our economy and the health of our environment.”
Prior to serving in the Senate, Bean represented a Jacksonville area district in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008. He currently chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice and is Vice Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government.
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 Bean, the Duval legislative delegation includes Senator Audrey Gibson (District 6) 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.