Rollins Supports Reopening Florida Schools

Congressional candidate calls it a “necessary step.”

Keystone Heights, Fla., July 7, 2020 – Republican congressional candidate, Gavin Rollins, today praised the Florida Education Commissioner’s executive order to reopen brick and mortar schools across the state next month, calling it a “necessary step to ensure the integrity of the state’s education system and to facilitate Florida’s economic recovery.”

“I agree with Commissioner Richard Corcoran’s decision to reopen Florida’s schools,” said Rollins. “While schools have done a commendable job with remote learning, many segments of the population have suffered, including students with disabilities, those who are homeless and those with limited Internet access. And in many cases, parents and guardians have found it difficult to return to work with their children still at home. Schools can provide a safe, clean environment for the majority of students while those with health conditions that put them at risk can continue remote learning.”

The order, which was issued Monday, requires school districts and charter-school governing boards to submit reopening plans to the Department of Education outlining how all services will be provided to students and the percentage who are expected to continue distance learning.

Rollins, a Clay County commissioner, high school teacher and captain in the Florida National Guard, is seeking to replace retiring Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida’s Third Congressional District. 

Retired Rear Admiral John A. “Jack” Moriarty Endorses Gavin Rollins

Keystone Heights, Fla., July 3, 2020 – Retired Rear Admiral John A. “Jack” Moriarty has endorsed Gavin Rollins in his bid to replace Ted Yoho in Florida’s Third Congressional District. When he retired in 1993 with multiple commendations, Moriarty had flown 180 combat missions in Vietnam, logging 5,000 flight hours in more than a dozen different aircraft and over 1,200 aircraft carrier landings.

“Gavin is a battle-tested, visionary leader who I trust to make the correct decisions to keep us safe and free during a very complicated time in our history,” said Moriarty. “His intelligence, integrity, experience and sound problem-solving capabilities combine to place him in a very special category as a leader. I have every confidence we could not find a more superb individual to represent us in Congress.”

Moriarty’s service decorations include the Legion of Merit with Gold Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, two individual Flight medals,15 Flight Strike Medals, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star, and nine Navy commendation Medals.

Rollins, a Clay County commissioner, high school teacher and captain in the Florida National Guard, is seeking to replace retiring Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida’s third congressional District.

Gavin Rollins Says He Will Fight Tirelessly for Veterans Issues

Congressional candidate says we have a responsibility to vets.

Keystone Heights, Fla., July 2, 2020 – Gavin Rollins, Republican candidate for Florida’s Third Congressional District, today said his commitment to fight for the interests of veterans will include a dedicated staff member to help facilitate healthcare and disability claims. Rollins is himself a veteran of the Global War on Terror and a VFW member.

“I will fight tirelessly for our veterans,” said Rollins. “That means I will dedicate a staff member to veteran’s issues to ensure those who served our nation honorably are getting the care they deserve. If you’re a veteran and you’re waiting in a long line for healthcare, you should be given a voucher to go out in the private market and get the care you deserve. When it comes to disability claims, veterans deserve a quick answer. Right now, the federal government takes way too long to let our veterans know their status. Veterans served our country honorably. We have a responsibility to give them timely responses and the care they need.”

Rollins also vowed restraint when it comes to foreign conflicts.

“I will never support sending our sons and daughters into foreign wars without a clear objective and reason to be there,” said Rollins. “It would have to be an imminent threat to the safety and welfare of our society for me to ever vote to authorize sending American soldiers into harm’s way.”

Rollins, a Clay County commissioner, high school teacher and captain in the Florida National Guard, is seeking to replace retiring Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida’s Third Congressional District.

Gavin Rollins Says He’ll Defund Planned Parenthood

Candidate vows to redirect money to state adoption agencies.

Keystone Heights, Fla., July 1, 2020 – Republican congressional candidate Gavin Rollins today vowed to defund Planned Parenthood, redirecting the money to state adoption agencies. Rollins is running to replace Ted Yoho in Florida’s Third Congressional District.

“We’ll give women a beautiful alternative to abortion by making the adoption process as easy as possible,” said Rollins. “Through education and social programs at the state level, we can begin to curtail the use of abortions as a method of birth control.”

Rollins said he will introduce the “Adoptions Instead of Abortions” bill if he is elected, which would divert taxpayer funds from Planned Parenthood to state adoption agencies. The Heritage Foundation reported that in a three-year period, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, received over $1.5 billion in taxpayer funds.

“For every one adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed 81 abortions last year,” said Rollins. “That’s a total of nearly 346,000 abortions in one year; nearly 1,000 every single day. By making the adoption process easier and more streamlined, we can curtail this intolerable situation.”

Rollins recently received an endorsement from Florida Family Action because of his strong family values and defense of the unborn.

“Gavin Rollins is the real deal,” said John Stemberger, President of FFA. “As a patriot, proven conservative, and a life-long pro-lifer, he is exactly the kind of next generation leadership we need in Congress.”

Rollins, a Clay County commissioner, high school teacher and captain in the Florida National Guard, is seeking to replace retiring Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida’s Third Congressional District.

Florida Family Action Endorses Rollins for Congress

Keystone Heights, Fla., June 26, 2020 – Support for congressional candidate Gavin Rollins continues to grow as the campaign today announced the endorsement of the Florida Family Action (FFA). Rollins is running to replace Ted Yoho in Florida’s third congressional district.

“Gavin Rollins is the real deal,” said John Stemberger, President of FFA. “As a patriot, proven conservative, and a life-long pro-lifer, he is exactly the kind of next generation leadership we need in Congress.”

“This is a key endorsement for our campaign,” said Rollins. “FFA’s endorsements are based on a person’s proven track record of fighting for life, religious freedom and family values.”

FFA is the legislative arm of the Florida Family Policy Council. It provides a platform for informing, inspiring and rallying those who care deeply about the family and the moral, cultural and political issues that threaten the state of Florida.

Rollins, a Clay County commissioner, high school teacher and captain in the Florida National Guard, is seeking to replace retiring Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida’s third congressional district.

Rollins for Congress Team Releases New Campaign Video

Candidate vows to fight alongside President Trump to keep the economy strong.

Keystone Heights, Fla., June 22, 2020 – The Rollins for Congress team today released a new campaign video that reinforces the candidate’s commitment to support President Trump on issues that threaten the nation’s safety and freedom. Rollins is running to replace Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida’s third congressional district. 

“We’re experiencing an unprecedented assault on our constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms,” said Rollins. “The attacks on our first amendment rights are more aggressive than ever, with governors and local elected officials determining that protests are okay but assembling in houses of worship is not. There is crazy talk of defunding police departments as these same far-left extremists attack the Second Amendment rights of citizens to keep and bear arms. As a member of Congress, I will give my unwavering support to President Trump to keep America great.”

In the video, Rollins says, “Our freedom is under attack from Communist China and the radical left. We must fight back. In Congress, I’ll fight alongside President Trump, to keep our country safe and free.”

A narrator then connects Rollins’ life of service with his commitment to support President Trump.

“Gavin Rollins served under President Trump in a combat zone. He taught students the constitution; and in Congress he’ll defend it. As a commissioner, Rollins stood up for life, liberty, and the Second Amendment. He’ll fight alongside President Trump to keep our economy strong.”

Rollins, a Clay County commissioner, high school teacher and captain in the Florida National Guard, is seeking to replace retiring Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida’s third congressional district.

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Keystone Heights City Councilman Larry Peoples Endorses Rollins for Congress

Keystone Heights, Fla., June 18, 2020 – Gavin Rollins, Republican candidate to replace Ted Yoho in Florida’s Third Congressional District, racked up another endorsement today from Keystone Heights City Councilman, Larry Peoples, Sr.

“I have known Gavin Rollins since he was elected as a city council member in Keystone Heights, becoming the youngest elected official in Clay County history,” said Peoples. “His credentials as a conservative are true and tested. He has been consistent in his beliefs over time and he backs his words with action. Leading the effort to make Clay County a Second Amendment sanctuary city is a good example of his leadership and ability to get things done. He says what he believes and he does what he says. He is the real deal. That’s why I emphatically endorse Gavin Rollins for Congress, District 3.”

Rollins, a Clay County commissioner, high school teacher and captain in the Florida National Guard, is seeking to replace retiring Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida’s third congressional district. 

Rollins Announces Virtual Fundraiser Panelists

Hosted by media pundit Ward Scott, the event will be livecast on Facebook.

Keystone Heights, Fla., June 17, 2020 – Republican congressional candidate Gavin Rollins today announced the names of nine supporters who will speak and answer questions at a virtual fundraising event which will be moderated by Ward Scott, host of the Ward Scott Files. It will be livecast on Facebook, Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m.

The panelists will include event co-chairs, Tyler Yoho and Debi McElroy. Yoho is an attorney and the son of Congressman Ted Yoho. McElroy, is a former deputy tax collector for Alachua County and former executive assistant to the provost at Santa Fe College.

Other panelists include:

Jeanette Browning, retired school teacher and volunteer coordinator for Team Rollins

Larry Harvey, Putnam County Commissioner

Nathanial Jones, pastor at Acts of Faith Ministries in Archer

Sarah Long, a recent UF graduate who successfully sued the university for restricting freedom of speech

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Jason Neumann, former commander of 753rd Brigade Engineer Battalion in the

Florida National Guard and a small businessman

Pepe Peruyero, owner of J&K Canine Academy and a former policeman in Miami and Gainesville

Lei (Lee) Zhou, PhD, University of Florida professor and molecular scientist

“The panel includes an interesting cross-section of the district’s constituency,” said Yoho. “We look forward to a stimulating exchange on topics ranging from the second amendment to how to deal with communist China. Viewers will be given the opportunity to ask questions.”

The livecast can be watched on Facebook (here) or after the event on YouTube and other platforms.

Rollins, a Clay County commissioner, high school teacher and captain in the Florida National Guard, is seeking to replace retiring Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida’s third congressional district.

Rollins Makes Strong Defense of the Second Amendment

Congressional candidate cites concerns about nationwide riots and calls to defund police.

Keystone Heights, Fla., June 16, 2020 – Republican congressional candidate Gavin Rollins today vowed a strong defense of the Second Amendment as riots and violence flare up across the country. The eruption of protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer has led left-leaning politicians across the country to call for defunding police departments. This is happening while fringe organizations such as Antifa, which has been designated a terrorist organization by President Trump, have taken over a section of downtown Seattle and caused significant damage to businesses and personal property across the nation.

“What is happening right now across the country demonstrates the wisdom of our forefathers when they included the right to keep and bear arms in an amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” said Rollins, a candidate to replace Ted Yoho in Florida’s Third Congressional District and a Clay County commissioner. “As the far-left seriously debates defunding the police, and local governments cut police budgets and even eliminate funding for school resource officers, we must protect the sanctity of the Second Amendment. The speed at which the Democrats have begun calling for defunding the police emphasizes the need for Americans to be able to defend themselves.

“It’s shameful to see the Democrats disparage the men and women who risk their lives every day to keep us safe,” said Rollins. “We must do everything within our power to support law enforcement and provide them with the tools and training they need to do their jobs effectively. The answer to the problems we’re facing is not to defund or abolish the police.”

As a Clay County commissioner, Rollins has been a leader on Second Amendment issues. He supported a measure which allows county employees to conceal carry on the job. He also led the effort to make Clay County a Second Amendment sanctuary.

Community-organized citizen patrols have sprung up across the country in recent weeks as residents worry their neighborhoods have been left vulnerable while first responders focus on riots and looting in the hardest-hit parts of cities. A recent ABC News/Ipsos poll found that 55 percent of Democrats favor defunding police, while Republicans almost uniformly disapprove (89 percent).

Rollins, a Clay County commissioner, high school teacher and captain in the Florida National Guard, is seeking to replace retiring Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida’s third congressional district.

Nation’s Longest-serving Air Force Officer Endorses Gavin Rollins for Congress

Keystone Heights, Fla., June 15, 2020 — Maj. Gen. (retired) Douglas Burnett, the nation’s longest-serving Air Force officer when he retired in 2010, and the former adjutant general of Florida, today endorsed Gavin Rollins in his bid to replace Congressman Yoho in Florida’s Third Congressional District. Rollins, a captain in the Florida National Guard, is the only candidate in the race who is currently a member of the military.

“I’ve gotten to know Gavin over the years in his dual roles as a soldier in the Florida National Guard and as a Clay County commissioner,” said Burnett. “At a time when external threats have never been greater to our national security, we need people in Washington with Gavin’s understanding of global affairs and the risks facing our country. Gavin has served honorably and courageously in the military. As a congressman he will be a leading voice for a strong national defense and traditional conservative values.”

As the 20th Adjutant General of Florida from November 2001 to June 2010, Burnett commanded Florida’s Army and Air National Guard, and served as senior military advisor to the governor and senior military leader of the National Guard. The Florida National Guard’s 211th Regional Training Institute at Camp Blanding is named in his honor.

Rollins, a Clay County commissioner, high school teacher and captain in the Florida National Guard, is seeking to replace retiring Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida’s third congressional district.