Jordan Kirkland - @JKirklandFL The Florida Report - @TheFlaReport October 11th, 2019
On Friday, at the Bay County Chamber First Friday breakfast, former Congressman and current Stand Up For North Florida Chairman Steve Southerland presented the first two 2019 North Florida Champion awards to Sen. George Gainer and Rep. Jay Trumbull. The North Florida Champion Award goes to the legislator or legislators who successfully, through advocacy and legislation, stand up for North Florida residents.
"North Florida experienced the devastation of Hurricane Michael in late 2018, and Senator Gainer and Representative Trumbull have worked tirelessly since then to keep the needs of hurricane victims at the top of their priority lists," said Southerland. "Both Senator Gainer and Representative Trumbull embody the characteristics with which the North Florida Champion Award is based on, and they deserve significant credit for standing up for all North Florida residents."