By: Lanetra Bennett
November 6, 2013
Midway, FL - Another candidate has tossed his hat in the ring for seat 8 in the Florida House of Representatives.
Brad Johnson announced his candidacy at a press conference this morning in Gadsden County Wednesday morning. He chose to share the moment where he grew up at his grandparents house in Midway.
Johnson is a FAMU graduate and is currently an aide to Tallahassee Mayor John Marks.
He says he will fight to improve the local economy, and for a first class education for children.
Johnson says, "This community has been good to me. It's taken a regular, average, every day person like myself, and poured skills and abilities and love into me, and said you know what, you can take those skills and abilities and love for this community and move forward and serve this community. So, that's why I'm running, because we've got issues in district 8 that we need to focus on."
House Seat 8 is currently held by Representative Alan Williams. So Far, two other candidates are also vying for the seat: Former Gretna Mayor Clarence Jackson And Former Famu Student Body President Ramon Alexander.
Press Release: Brad Johnson Campaign
MIDWAY, Fla- On Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 10:00 a.m., Brad Johnson of Tallahassee announced his candidacy for State Representative, District 8. “It is my humble pleasure and honor to announce that I will run for State Representative for District 8,” said Johnson. “I am excited about being in a position to continue serving the folks of both Leon and Gadsden County.
It is just amazing that I may have the opportunity to do so on a much larger scale.” Johnson believes that both Gadsden and Leon County need new paths cultivated for them in order to go into a new direction.
With the support of countless families throughout the district, Johnson will fight for statewide issues tat will improve the local economy of both counties by increasing job opportunities through agribusiness, improving the digital divide while simultaneously ensuring that our children receive a first class education and fighting for adequate healthcare services that will enhance the living standards for all citizens, but especially for senior citizens and infants.
“I understand what it is like to wonder if the insurance company will cover a medical expense for a loved one, no one should ever have those concerns and by focusing on getting affordable healthcare services for everyone we will all be able to live healthier more fulfilling lives.”
Johnson plans to announce at 654 Midway, FL, 32343 where his grandfather currently resides. For more information please contact Kristin Broner, director of public relations, at (813)316-6654 or at Kristin_broner2001@yahoo.com.