Matt Gaetz (R–Fort Walton Beach) announced this afternoon that he has qualified by petition in the race for Florida’s 1st Congressional District.
“I want to thank the enthusiastic army of volunteers who helped us collect petition signatures across Northwest Florida. We are running a grassroots campaign, and by collecting thousands of petitions to qualify for the ballot, it is clear our message to fight Washington and restore America with clear, Constitutional principles is resonating with fellow conservatives,” Gaetz said.
“The 2016 election is critical to our nation’s future. We must build a wall to stop illegal immigration, fight radical Muslim terrorism with all we have, balance the budget, protect our veterans and military families, and stand up for our Second Amendment rights. I look forward to the campaign ahead and sharing our message for bold conservative reform,” Gaetz continued.
Matt Gaetz is an attorney from Fort Walton Beach and represents portions of Okaloosa County in the Florida House of Representatives. He currently chairs the Finance & Tax Committee.