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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Florida Rep. Anthony Sabatini Endorses Gavin Rollins for Congress

Keystone Heights, Fla., June 11, 2020 -- Anthony Sabatini, Republican member of the Florida Legislature representing the 32nd House District, today endorsed Gavin Rollins in his bid for the Republican nomination to replace Ted Yoho in Florida’s third Congressional district. “I met Gavin when we went through the ROTC program at the University of Florida. Ten years ago, we both became officers in the Florida National Guard,” said Sabatini. “Gavin is a guy who is going to lead on traditional conservative issues, the second amendment, prolife, less government involvement in our lives, lower taxes, and fighting illegal immigration. I know…

Tyler Yoho and Debi McElroy to Co-chair Rollins Virtual Fundraiser

The event will be moderated by Ward Scott. Keystone Heights, Fla., June 8, 2020 – The Gavin Rollins for Congress campaign today announced Tyler Yoho and Debi McElroy will serve as co-chairs of a virtual fundraiser that will be hosted by political pundit Ward Scott of the Ward Scott Files Podcast. The event will be livecast June 18, 6-7:30 p.m., on Facebook, YouTube and numerous podcast platforms.  Tyler Yoho is a personal injury attorney in Orange, Fla. and Congressman Ted Yoho’s son. McElroy, a former deputy tax collector and executive assistant to the provost at Santa Fe College, is the…

Larry Harvey Endorses Gavin Rollins for Congress

Putnam County commissioner says Rollins is a servant leader. Keystone Heights, Fla., June 1, 2020  — Gavin Rollins, Republican candidate for Florida’s third congressional district and Clay County commissioner, today received an endorsement by Larry Harvey, Putnam County commissioner. Harvey has worked closely with Rollins in the past on issues important to both of their neighboring counties. Harvey said he is confident Rollins will utilize his experience and expertise to fight in Congress for the best interests of the constituents of Florida’s third district.  ”I’ve worked with Gavin on many regional issues,” said Harvey. “I know his heart. He is…

Gavin Rollins Praises Trump’s China Policy Changes

Says the communist country’s aggression must be stopped. Keystone Heights, Fla., May 29 – Republican Congressional candidate Gavin Rollins today praised the Trump Administration’s changes in China policy, saying a lack of aggressive action to stop the communist-led country’s takeover of Hong Kong could have the same results as the west’s failure to stop Hitler early on. “There were many opportunities in the 1930s to stop Hitler’s aggression,” said Rollins. “We allowed Germany to rearm, a direct violation of the Treaty of Versailles, hoping for the best. But appeasement only makes the aggressor stronger. They know they can get away…

Rollins Says Trump Should Consider Sanctions Against China

Congressional candidate Rollins says crackdown on Hong Kong is unacceptable. Keystone Heights, Fla., May 27, 2020 – Republican congressional candidate Gavin Rollins today called on the Trump administration to consider all options to punish China if it continues its crackdown on Hong Kong. “The world economy is in shambles because of the communist Chinese leadership’s lies and deceptions about the coronavirus,” said Rollins. “Now they're using the crisis they created as an excuse to take away Hong Kong’s guaranteed freedom and autonomy.”   Rollins said sweeping national security laws which the Chinese leadership plans to implement in the former British colony…

Gavin Rollins Vows to Make China Pay for Coronavirus

There should be consequences, says the congressional candidate. Keystone Heights, Fla., May 21, 2020 – Gavin Rollins, Republican candidate to replace Ted Yoho in Florida’s third congressional district, today said if China was knowingly responsible for the coronavirus there should be severe consequences. “Many experts in the U.S. intelligence community believe the coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab, not from eating bats or other exotic animals,” said Rollins. “Whether it was due to negligence or malice China must pay if it is proven they were responsible. I will strongly support President Trump if he seeks retribution.” According to news reports…

Clay County Fire Professionals Endorse Rollins for Congress

Keystone Heights, Fla., May 20, 2020 — Gavin Rollins, Republican candidate for Florida’s third congressional district, today announced the endorsement of the Clay County Professional Firefighters Union, Local 3362. “As a Representative in Congress, you are charged with the interests and well-being of all our citizens, employees, and businesses within your district” said Eric Padgett, president of Local 3362 in a letter of endorsement to Rollins. “Your job is often thankless and incredibly detailed. In the end however, you give great thought and consideration that the decisions you make and the service you provide are the right ones for the…

Tyler Yoho Endorses Gavin Rollins for Congress

Monday, May 18, 2020 Keystone Heights, Fla, — Gavin Rollins, Clay County commissioner and Republican candidate in Florida’s third congressional district, has been endorsed by Tyler Yoho. Yoho, a Clay County attorney, is the son of Congressman, Ted Yoho, who Rollins is seeking to replace. Congressman Yoho is retiring at the end of his current term, following through on a campaign pledge to limit his service to four terms. “Gavin will be an exceptional congressman. He’s a hardworking conservation fighter,” Yoho said. “As a lifelong resident of the district, Gavin truly cares about the people, land and water. Most importantly…

Gavin Rollins Activated in Florida National Guard

Congressional candidate helps Clay County COVID-19 relief effort Friday, May 15, 2020 Keystone Heights, Fla, — Gavin Rollins, Clay County commissioner and Republican candidate for Florida’s third congressional district, was recently activated with the Florida National Guard to help the COVID-19 response in Clay County. During his two-week activation Rollins served as the National Guard liaison, supporting Clay County relief efforts with mobile testing sites, and working with the Clay County emergency operation center responding to various community needs. “It was an honor to be able to serve the community in my role as a captain in the Florida National…

Rollins Introduces Buy American Policy in Clay County

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Keystone Heights, Fla, — Gavin Rollins, Clay County commissioner and Republican candidate for Florida’s third congressional district, yesterday proposed a policy requiring Clay County to prioritize American products over foreign imports. A similar proposal was introduced last week by Jacksonville City Councilman Rory Diamond. Rollins is joined by Commissioners Justin Taylor of Nassau County and Jeremiah Blocker from St. Johns County, who have also declared their support for this policy. “Clay County’s annual budget is over $300 million,” said Rollins “Cumulatively, local governments in the U.S. spend $2 trillion a year. It defies logic that we…

Rollins for Congress Campaign Announces Key Appointments

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Keystone Heights, Fla, — Gavin Rollins, Republican candidate for Florida’s third congressional seat, today announced two key additions to the Rollins for Congress campaign team. Andy Hopson will serve as director of communications, and Alli Heise assumes the role of press secretary. Both appointments take effect immediately. Skilled at public relations and advertising, Hopson has held leadership positions at advertising and public relations agencies in New York City, Chicago and Seattle, before moving to Gainesville in 2014 to launch and lead The Agency at the University of Florida. A veteran of numerous political campaigns, he began…