Florida House Candidates
FL House District 17 Candidate
Jaime a local business owner, was born and raised in St. Augustine. Jaime has one son, Micah who attends St. Johns County Public Schools. She obtained her masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix, Jacksonville in 2014.
Jaime’s project management agency provides provides professional consulting services within the public and private sector alike.
Jaime takes her commitment to community seriously. She has served as the Infrastructure Chairperson on the West Augustine CRA, where her efforts helped to initiate a grant program that will bring city water and sewer to hundreds of residents. She currently serves as the Public Relations coordinator for West Augustine Youth Development, an organization focused on mentoring and shaping productive citizens through student-athlete outreach programs. Jaime is also the Public Relations Chair for People Helping People Community, Inc. PHP is a benefit organization that hosts annual events to raise money for scholarships funds, and/or residents within the community who have experienced financial hardships due to failing health or other unforeseen circumstances. Jaime was a PHP Scholarship recipient in 2002.
As the founder and president of the Black Elite Entrepreneur Society, Jaime hopes to support black or African American entrepreneurs and professionals in St. Augustine and shine a light on their presence in the area. Jaime has served on a number of committees within her community. She has administered voter registration events, was co-founder of the annual “Free Thanksgiving Lunch” with her mom, Patricia at Zion Missionary Baptist Church, campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, organized community clean ups, and hosted a variety of other community outreach events.
Jaime is dedicated to being a great mother, enjoys cooking for her family and friends, loves the ocean, traveling and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Florida District 24 House Candidate
291 Cubbedge Road,
Saint Augustine FL 32080
Born and raised in southern St Johns and Flagler Counties, I am as much a part of the community as you are. As a small business owner, entrepreneur, environmental educator, and your neighbor, I am uniquely qualified to lead our district and communicate your voice at the state capitol.
As a citizen, a husband and a father, I am morally obligated to help protect our communities for future generations. I want to make sure meaningful opportunities are plentiful and diverse in our state without compromising the foundation we were built on.
• A Democrat for Small Government: Adam is an advocate for local government control. He wants to end the attacks on small government by legislators backed by special interest groups. Many of our current State Representatives have been pushing for a concentration of power in Tallahassee, even though it is their job to speak up for the people they represent. The concept of Home Rule, or the ability for small, local governments to govern themselves, is an issue near and dear to Adam. Let's bring power back to the people!
• A Small Business Proponent: As a small business owner himself, Adam understand how taxes and other regulations affect small business owners. He believes that when tax cuts are available, small business should be the ones receiving them - not corporations that do not return the investment to the local economy. Adam will advocate for small businesses in any way possible.
• Clean Water Funds Our Economy: Florida's natural environment is something that we all appreciate. Not only is it something that we can enjoy for our own recreation, but Florida's beautiful environment is also what funds our economy. Florida's economy is reliant on tourism, and without clean water, people would not continue to come back to Florida every year. Adam has spent much of his life cleaning up Florida's waterways with a hands-on approach that is unique to politics.
• Caring for Our Elders: Florida is full of retirees, as well as natives, that often live on a fixed income as they get older. Adam wants to do whatever he can to make it possible for seniors to stay in their homes instead of moving to more expensive assisted-living facilities.
• State Energy Policy: Living in the Sunshine State, it makes no sense that our residents cannot easily afford renewable energy systems - especially solar. Adam would like to see more competition in our energy markets that would lead to a lower cost for our consumers.
• Marijuana Legalization: Though an overwhelming number of Floridians voted for the legalization of Medical Marijuana in the 2016 election, little has been done to make this a reality throughout the state. Taxing and regulating marijuana would be a great boost for our state economy, and a way to stop wasting resources that are spent on enforcement and imprisonment of marijuana users.