Gavin Rollins is a conservative government innovator, the Chairman of the Clay County Commission, and the youngest commissioner in Florida. He is also a high school history teacher, captain in the Florida Army National Guard and entrepreneur investing in various start-ups.
Gavin Rollins lives in Keystone Heights, is a member of Trinity Baptist Church and active in the community. He is the son of Perry and Toni Rollins who were missionaries in Malaysia. He comes from a large family with three older brothers Dusty, Jared, Chad and a younger sister Megan.
He currently commands Delta Company 753rd BEB an army intelligence company in the Florida Guard. He was most recently activated for Hurricane Irma and awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal.
In 2016 he was called up for the Global War on Terror and deployed for nearly a year to a Combat Zone in the Horn of Africa. He was the senior intelligence advisor for Task Force Hurricane. Task Force Hurricane responded to the U.S. Embassy crisis in Juba, South Sudan known as Operation Oaken Steel. Task Force Hurricane under Joint Task Force Horn of Africa; was part of a multinational coalition responsible for combating ISS, Al Qaeda and Al Shababb activity in the Horn of Africa and training East African partner nations to combat violent extremism in the region.
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Gavin returned to service on the County Commission in March 2017 in November he was elected Chairman of the Commission. He has worked to create jobs, strengthen public safety, and improve roads and invest in parks. Throughout his public service on the city council and commission; he has fought for religious liberty, free speech and second amendment rights. He has also stood up for property owners, and voted to keep taxes low. He has also worked to protect Clay County lakes, rivers and land.
As a high school history teacher Gavin is working to equip the next generation of Americans with knowledge on the foundations of our great nation. He works with student with disabilities and is ESE certified.
Gavin earned his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Education and Communication from The University of Florida where he was a Reitz Scholar, member of AGR, and ROTC and inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame.