Jason Fischer kicks off HD 16 race Wednesday with high profile fundraiser

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Duval County Republican Jason Fischer kicks off his campaign for House District 16 with a fundraiser on Wednesday featuring some of Jacksonville’s biggest business and industry leaders.

The special event will begin 5 p.m., at the BB&T Building Concourse Room, 200 West Adams St. in Jacksonville.

Presenting the reception is longtime Jacksonville executive John Baker. The host committee includes ex-Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver; Duval County School Board member Fel Lee and member-elect Scott Shine; Gary Chartrand, who is executive chair of sales and marketing agency Acosta; Haskell CEO Steve Halveison; former state Sen. Jim Horne; TMG Government President Jim Gill; and Gary Norcross, who serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Fidelity Information Services.

Prior to his election in 2012, Fisher worked at the Florida Power & Light (FPL). In 2006, he became a civilian engineer with the United States Navy, where the Association of Energy Engineers recognized him as a “Legend in Energy.”

Fisher — the youngest person ever elected to the Duval County School Board – currently faces Republican Dick Kravitz in GOP primary for District 16, which covers portions of downtown Jacksonville and Duval County.

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