- Nick Primrose, former Deputy General Counsel to Florida governors Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott, is running for office in House District 18.
- Primrose resigned from his position as Chairman of the Florida Elections Commission to run for office and has already received an endorsement from state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.
- Primrose currently serves as Chief of Regulatory Compliance for JAXPORT and has previously worked as General Counsel for the Division of Emergency Management.
Nick Primrose, who formerly served as Deputy General Counsel to governors Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott, filed on Monday to run in House District 18. The move comes just days after Primrose resigned as Chairman of the Florida Elections Commission (FEC) in order to run.
House District 18 is currently served by Rep. Cyndi Stevenson, who faces term limits in 2024. Covering portions of St. John’s County, the area has historically elected Republicans.
“It would be an honor to stand with our great Governor to continue the fight to make sure no one treads on Florida while we pave the way for the rest of the country,” said Primrose in a statement. “While serving the Governor, I saw first-hand how the Legislature can conservatively and productively partner with him to support police and public safety professionals, cherished environmental attractions, enhance our infrastructure, and protect our education system. I look forward to meeting the voters in my district.”
Upon his resignation from the FEC on February 22, Primrose made clear that he was doing so in anticipation of running for office. Immediately after he informed of his decision to step down, Primrose received his first campaign endorsement from state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.
“Nick Primrose would be an excellent member of the House,” said Patronis. “He served Gov. Scott and Gov. DeSantis well as an attorney and he believes in keeping Florida free!”
Primrose also currently serves as the Chief of Regulatory Compliance for JAXPORT and as the Vice Chair of the Florida Freight Committee. While serving under DeSantis, he was the General Counsel for the Division of Emergency Management, providing legal advice during hurricane and natural disaster response.
He was appointed by DeSantis as the Chair of the Florida Elections Commission in 2021. He is also a licensed attorney and has practiced law in Florida for over a decade.