Michael Grant Hopes for a Return to the Florida House
Former state Rep. Michael Grant is looking to get back to Tallahassee once again as he hopes to return to the Legislature in 2016. Last week, Grant filed his paperwork to replace term-limited Rep. Ken Roberson, R-Port Charlotte, and announced his latest campaign on Monday.
“I am excited to announce my candidacy for Charlotte County’s seat in the Florida House of Representatives” said Grant. “My wife and I have raised our children in Charlotte County, started our businesses in Charlotte County, and watched our community grow over the past 26 years. I love Charlotte County and want to help it continue to succeed by representing and fighting for its needs in Tallahassee.”
“Florida is moving in the right direction,” Grant said. “We are a national leader in job creation and education because we apply conservative principals to the task of governing. We balance our budget and hold people accountable. In order to continue to thrive, we must send conservative, common-sense leaders to the state Legislature. I believe I am the right person to do that job.”
Previous to his service in Tallahassee, Grant chaired both the Charlotte County Airport Authority Commission and Enterprise Charlotte. First elected to the Florida House in 2004, Grant served two terms before setting his eyes on the Senate in 2008. Despite the support of then-Gov. Charlie Crist, then a Republican, Grant came up short against Nancy Detert in the primary, losing 52 percent to 48 percent...read more