North Santa Rosa

Jayer Williamson — Get to Know Him

Friends were talking about a new candidate for State Representative and I wondered who it was, and that is when I discovered who Jayer Williamson is.

Jayer is a lifelong resident of Santa Rosa County, graduating from Milton High in 1997.  He is married to Linsey, (6 years) and they have one son, Brooks, who is just 4 months old.  Jayer went to Pensacola Junior College and received an  A.A. in  General Studies 2000, and then to UWF  where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts Public Relations with a minor in Public Administration in 2002.  Currently he is an electrical contractor and part owner of a family business. His official title is Vice-President & CEO of Williamson Electrical Co., Inc.

Jayer describes his reasons for entering politics, “it is something in my blood. With my grandfather, W.L. Butler and father, Jim Williamson, being SRC commissioners, I learned firsthand what it is like to be a public servant. Their love for community is something that rubbed off on me.”  He remembers clearly advise his dad told me “If you take care of your community, your community will take care of you.” Jayer says, “ I took this to heart and that is why I have spent as much time as I can volunteering for non-profits and giving back through community service projects. After seeking guidance with family, friends, community leaders and most importantly, praying with my wife, I decided now is the time to take my passion for community service and turn it in to a chance to serve the public as State Representative. “Jayer is a Republican, representing District 1. The district will cover all of Santa Rosa County except the City of Gulf Breeze and other parts of Gulf Breeze outside city limits. It is pretty much the foot of the Garcon Point Bridge (right at Tiger Point) moving east through Navarre, Navarre Beach and then up through the rest of Santa Rosa County.  Then the district gets the northern part of Okaloosa County north of I-10 minus most the “city limits” of Crestview. Basically, Holt, Milligan, Baker, Garden City, Auburn, Laurel Hill, Dorkus and the outskirts of Crestview.Jayer feels he will bring a positive spirit and energy ready to promote conservative values from day one. State Representative is unique, you need to have a representative with the energy and hustle to build coalitions and alliances with representatives around the state. He has proven he can rally people around a common goal or an idea. “I will take that hustle to the Florida House and work  to build those relations from day one. In fact, I have already started. As a small business owner, I know every dollar you spend is a dollar you didn’t save. I will be frugal with our tax paid dollars. In our household, we have to watch our spending, in my business we have to watch our spending and I am committed to watching our tax paid dollars to make sure they are not wasted. Most importantly, I will be accessible. The people of this district deserve to be represented by one of them. I am simply an electrical contractor from Northwest Florida who loves my family, friends and wants to make a difference in my community. I will have an open door policy and am committed to letting you know where I stand on an issue whether we agree or not. We don’t always have to agree. We can disagree nine times in a row but on the 10th time, I am going to work just as hard for you and with you to find common ground and to do what is best for Northwest Florida. “

When asked what he wants to accomplish if elected to this office, Jayer replied, “One very important issue I am watching is the septic tank issue. Senator Greg Evers has done a tremendous job in being the “watchdog” for our local communities and pushing against this overreach of government. Hopefully this issue will be resolved this session, before I am elected. If not, I vow to stand up for you and with you to eliminate any unneeded financial burdens passed on to homeowners and local businesses. The economy is obviously another key issue. The first thing we need to do is look at government regulations and overreach that tie small business owners hands behind our backs. As a small business owner, I live with these struggles every day. The best thing the government can do to promote small business is get out of the way and let business men and women do what they do best; help the people who work for them put food on the table for their families. Another thing I would like to see is an incentive package put together for the Florida counties that border other states. This would be a package put together specifically for our counties that have to compete directly against Alabama and Georgia for jobs. We don’t have to sell our soul for job creation but we do need a competitive incentive based package that would at least make a company think “Why not Jay instead of Brewton, why not Laurel Hill instead of Florala or why not Pensacola instead of Mobile.” There are other packages set up for different regions across Florida yet Northwest Florida falls under a broad “one size fits all” approach to economic development and as we know, Florida is by no means a “one size fits all” type state, especially here in the panhandle. “

Jayer is running against Doug Broxson,  the Incumbent.  he is also registered in the Republican party.

You can see more at  or contact him at 850-418-3376 or sign up for his newsletter by email at  and add “E-newsletter” in the subject line.  You can also contact him by mail at Jayer Williamson Campaign P.O. Box 752  Milton, Florida 32572.

Jayer will have several fundraisers in March and April.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Ruby Tuesday – 4917 Highway 90 Milton, Florida 32571 on Saturday, March 24, 2012 7:30am-9:30am there is a $10 minimum donation – breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, bacon & drink.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Beach Monkey – 8649 Gulf Blvd, Navarre, FL 32566 on Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:00am-10:00am with a $10 minimum donation – breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage & drink.

Meet & Greet Fundraiser at Blackwater Bistro – 5147 Elmira St. Milton, FL 32570 on Monday, March 26, 2012 5:30pm-7:30pm with a $25 minimum donation – evening of live music, heavy hors ‘doeuvres and great fellowship.

**Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.  The purchase of a ticket for, or contribution to, the campaign fundraiser is a contribution to the campaign of Jayer Williamson. All donations must include name of person or business and address. Any donation $100 or more must include occupation. $500 maximum donation per person or entity.

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