Jake Raburn

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Jake Raburn
Jake Raburn.jpg
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 57th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 20, 2012
Preceded by Dana Young
Personal details
Born (1985-01-15) January 15, 1985 (age 30)
Plant City, Florida
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Melissa Hinton Raburn
Children Jackson
Alma mater University of Florida (B.S.)
Profession Agricultural marketing
Religion Southern Baptist

Jake Raburn (born January 15, 1985) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 57th District, which includes eastern Hillsborough County, since 2012.

History[edit]

Raburn was born in Plant City and graduated from Plant City High School, after which he attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with a degree in agricultural communication in 2007. He then joined the Florida Department of Citrus, working as a marketing specialist for two years. Afterwards, Raburn began working for Hinton Farms Produce, Inc., a farming operation owned by his wife's family, as a marketing director

Florida House of Representatives[edit]

In 2012, following the reconfiguration of the Florida House of Representatives districts, Raburn ran in the newly created 57th District, which was based in the rural, eastern parts of Hillsborough County. He was opposed in the Republican primary by Brian Hollands; the Tampa Bay Times endorsed Raburn over Hollands, praising him as "more supportive of the public schools" and noting that Raburn "also had a broader outlook on the need to invest in transportation and other infrastructure."[1] He ultimately defeated Hollands with nearly 70% of the vote.In the general election, he faced Bruce Barnett, the Democratic nominee, and earned the endorsement of the Tampa Tribune, which, although it observed that "Barnett is more knowledgeable on growth and education issues," Raburn deserved the nod because he "offers the valuable perspective of a farmer and seems well-connected to the district." In the end, Raburn defeated Barnett by a solid margin of victory, winning 58% of the vote.[2] In 2014, Raburn was re-elected to his second term in the legislature without opposition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "For a better Florida House". Tampa Bay Times. July 20, 2012. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fasano, Raburn and Raulerson for House of Representatives". Tampa Tribune. October 5, 2012. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 

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