Hooks in running for Dist. 5 House seat

Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 06:51 PM.

WaltonCounty realtor Jan Hooks is hoping to win the District 5 seat in the House of Representatives, which will be vacated this year by Representative Marti Coley due to term limits.

Hooks has lived in Northwest Florida for nearly 35 years, starting a professional career as a bookkeeper and office manager in DeFuniak Springs.

Since 1999, Jan has worked as a Realtor® and today is serving many of the counties in Northwest Florida through her own real estate business. In the real estate industry, Jan was the 2013 President of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors®, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors® and a Director of the Florida Realtors®. Focusing much of her efforts on bettering her local community, Jan has volunteered in organizations like Habitat for Humanity, and chairs the Freeport Planning and Zoning Board.

Jan lives in Walton County with her husband, John. They have been married for 33 years and have two children.

"I’m a genuine conservative running to be State Representative because (voters) deserve someone in Tallahassee who is committed to serving them first and always, not the special interests and party bosses," said Hooks. "We need servant leaders who are dedicated to upholding the constitutional principles that have made our country great, not thwarting them and looking to personally gain off of their power."

Hooks will face off with fellow Republican Brad Drake in the Republican primary. The winner of that election will face Libertarian Karen Schoen and Democrat Travis W. Pitts in November.



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