Another Republican candidate has entered the race to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho for Florida’s 3rd Congressional District.
Businessman and Author Ryan Chamberlin has thrown his hat into the crowded Republican primary looking to replace Yoho after the congressman upheld his pledge to only serve eight years.
“Ted Yoho was a leader who embodied what we need in Congress,” Chamberlin said in a press release. “He pledged to serve for 8 years, and he did what he said he would do. Now, we need others in his same spirit of service to step forth, not to become a part of the Washington establishment, but to fight it, to break it down, and continue the effort to restore America as one nation under God, governed by and for the people.”
Chamberlin, a consultant, writer, and public speaker from Marion County, has built a career on serving businesses and CEOs nationwide. For the past 20 years, he has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs, assisting them in growing their influence and profitability through focused strategies of leadership, improved productivity and by revolutionizing their marketing strategies and corporate cultures.
He has also worked with Success Magazine and speaks regularly at national conferences.
“I have repeatedly seen how great businesses become dysfunctional when the leaders of the organization develop an attitude of entitlement, let their egos affect their decisions, and when they spend their time on a personal agenda instead of the goals of the company,” he added. “Right now, the United States Congress is dysfunctional, and it has become unresponsive to the people.”
Also seeking the GOP nomination are former Yoho staffer Kat Cammack, Clay County Commissioner Gavin Rollins, physician James St. George, businesswoman Amy Pope Wells, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn, former congressional aide Joe Millado, and former Gainesville City Commissioner Todd Chase
The seat covers Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Putnam, and Union counties with parts of Marion also included.