Escambia County Politics State & National News

New candidate files for State House

August 29, 2017

Vikki Garrett announced her bid for the Florida House of Representatives District 1 open seat.

Garrett grew up in District 1 and said in her press release, “I am working hard to earn the trust, support, and votes of the community.”

The Tate High graduate earned a softball scholarship to Pensacola Junior College (now Pensacola State College) where she received an Associate of Arts degree. She continued her education at the University of West Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Master of Public Administration degree.

Garrett brings over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Public agencies she has worked for include the Florida Department of Transportation, Escambia County Engineering Department, and the West Florida Regional Planning Council.

She said, “I have a proven track record of bringing resources back to the community.”

One of the many projects Garrett is currently working on is the restoration of passenger rail service to Pensacola. She was appointed by the Federal Railroad Administration to serve on the Gulf Coast Rail Service Working Group. She hopes to continue those efforts as a State Representative in Tallahassee.

Garrett is running as Democrats and invites interested in meeting her to come to Pursue Life Church at 825 W. Nine Mile Road (just west of Lowe’s) the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. for a meet and greet.

Garrett pledged in her press release that her priority is “Putting People First!”

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  • Michael A. Lowery September 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    She’ll be a very good candidate. I followed her work at the West Florida Regional Planning Council. She did a great job there.

  • Cindy August 30, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    What a breath of fresh air to see someone as passionate about her community as Vikki running for office!!!!!

  • Jacquelyn Ross August 30, 2017 at 5:03 am

    I know Vikki and am looking forward to the day she goes to Tallahassee for us!

  • Julia Pearsall August 29, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I’m glad to see Vikki Garrett running for Florida House of Representative for District One. Her understanding of State and local government will allow her to accomplish changes that will benefit this district. I highly recommend her for this office.

  • Bill August 29, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Vikki Garrett is a tremendous asset to this community. I’ve known her professionally for more than 20 years and would not hesitate to vote for her.