Jacksonville State Representative pledges to fight for small business owners and to protect the most vulnerable.

BY Jay Fant, MAY 8, 2017

Jay Fant for Florida Attorney General


Jacksonville, Fla. — Today, State Representative Jay Fant announced his candidacy for Attorney General of Florida. A Jacksonville native, Fant is serving his second term in the Florida House of Representatives. He announced at the Capitol in Tallahassee before leaving for a series of issue briefings in Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville. 

“I am running because I believe so strongly in defending our constitutional rights and protecting Floridians from the excesses of the federal government,” said Fant. “But that can only happen if we make sure government is on the side of the people.  We will fight to keep  our business climate free and fair so entrepreneurs can pursue their dreams and create jobs. We will stand by our law enforcement community that works so hard to keep us safe.” 

Fant graduated from the University of Florida School of Law in 1994 and served in several positions in his family’s business, one of the most well known and successful community banks on Jacksonville’s west side. Fant now serves as Chairman of Caroline Family Office. 

In 2014, he was elected to District 15 in the Florida House of Representatives where he serves on several committees including Judiciary, Civil Justice, Government Accountability, Ways and Means and Insurance and Banking. 

“I will continue Attorney General Bondi’s fight against prescription drug abuse, human trafficking, and predators who target seniors and children.  I will keep pushing back against the federal overreach that chokes our small businesses,” said Fant. “And the most vulnerable members of our society can count on me.” 

Fant and his wife, Lauren, are the parents of two sons and two daughters.