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Florida Senate, District 6
Jul 25, 2012 - WJXT-TV News 4, Jacksonville

After the redistricting process earlier this year, Florida Senate District 6 now covers all of St. Johns, Flagler and Putnam counties and northern Volusia County.

Since incumbent John Thrasher is unopposed for the Republican nomination and challenger Kathleen Trued is the only Democrat in the race, this race bypasses the primary and goes straight to the general election in November.

John Thrasher

PARTY:  Republican

AGE:  69

FAMILY:  Wife, Jean; 3 children; 8 grandchildren

OCCUPATION:  Attorney

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University (1965); J.D. from Florida State University College of Law (1972)

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  Florida Senate (2009-present), chairman of the Florida Republican Party; Florida House of Representatives (1992-2000); Speaker of the House (1998-2000); Clay County Board of County Commissioners (2007-2008);
Clay County School Board (1986-1990)

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

Reducing Government Spending
Improving our Education System
Bringing Jobs to Northeast Florida

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN’T?

“Through my experience at the local and state level.”

WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

“I’d like to be remembered for doing what I said I would do and doing the best I could to get it accomplished.”

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  ElectThrasher.com | Facebook.com/ElectThrasher | TWITTER:@John_Thrasher

Kathleen Trued

PARTY:  Democratic

AGE:  69

HOMETOWN: St. Augustine

OCCUPATION:  Retired teacher.

EDUCATION:  Masters in educational leadership, Wayne State University

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  Democratic activist

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  TruedForSenate.info

This candidate has not returned WJXT/News4Jax.com’s questionnaire.

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