After much thoughtful consideration, I have decided to end my campaign and remove my name from the ballot this election. Although I greatly appreciate the support and encouragement I have received as a candidate, I feel it is right to wait for another opportunity to serve in public office.

This summer I will be welcoming my fourth child into the world, pursuing some exciting career advancement opportunities, and working to elect some great Republican candidates.

I am also pleased to endorse my friend Rene Plasencia, who has recently joined the district 49 race. He is a dedicated husband, teacher and respected member of the community. He has what it takes to win this race and beat Joe Saunders. I strongly encourage you to join me in helping elect Rene.

- Jesse P.


BIOGRAPHYJesse PhillipsRepublican for State House

Jesse Phillips is a Health Information Technology Director for an independent medical center in Orlando who led a statewide effort to educate voters on the records of Florida Supreme Court merit retention candidates from 2010-2012. He is also a member of an Orlando-area anti-human trafficking task force, spearheading its student mobilization initiative. He is a UCF graduate, twelve-year central Florida resident, and a proud husband and father of three sons.


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