Rep. Stan McClain endorsed by House Speaker Pro Tempore in SD-9 race

by | Feb 27, 2023

  • Rep. Stan McClain was endorsed by House Speaker Pro Tempore Chuck Clemons on Monday. 
  • McClain, who faces a term limit in 2024, filed to run in Senate District 9, currently held by Sen. Keith Perry, earlier this year. 
  • McClain was first elected to the House in 2016, winning reelection three times. 

Rep. Stan McClain announced on Monday that House Speaker Pro Tempore Rep. Chuck Clemons endorsed him in his bid to win a seat in the state Senate.

McClain, who currently represents portions of Volusia county in the Florida House, faces a term limit in 2024. He has filed to run in Senate District 9, currently held by Sen. Keith Perry, which extends from Marion to Levy counties and includes the southern portion of Alachua County.

“I have seen Rep. McClain prove his strength and character as a leader in the Florida House,” said Clemons. “He has held tight to his conservative principles and has never failed to put the needs of his community first. I am confident that he will bring the same dedication to the Florida Senate, so it is an honor to give Rep. McClain my full support and endorsement in this important race for District 9.”

McClain was first elected to the House in 2016, amassing 62.2 percent of the vote in his defeat of Democrat Rick Perry. He has since won reelection three times, including an unopposed victory in 2022. In the buildup to his 2024 campaign, McClain has stated that he intends to be a strong advocate for “limited government, lower taxes, and economic freedom.”

“Chuck Clemons’ endorsement is a tremendous boost of support for our campaign,” said McClain. “I have learned a great deal from his leadership and skill as a legislator, and I will always cherish his friendship in a process where true friends are hard to come by. In addition, Chuck has a wide array of experience in education, business, and the legislative process. I and all of our colleagues in the House and Senate will lean on him heavily for advice and counsel now and into the future.”

Currently, McClain serves on the Ways & Means Committee as Chairman, the Education & Employment Committee, the Choice & Innovation Subcommittee, the Rules Committee, and the Local Administration, Federal Affairs & Special Districts Subcommittee.


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