Travis Hutson

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Travis Hutson
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Florida State Senate, District 6
In office
April 2015 - present
Term ends
November 19, 2018
Years in position 0
Elections and appointments
Last electionApril 7, 2015
First electedApril 7, 2015
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsTwo four-year terms
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives
District 24
2012 - 2014
Bachelor'sLafayette College, 2007
Date of birthOctober 3, 1984
Place of birthJacksonville, Florida
Office website
Travis Hutson (b. October 3, 1984) is a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 6.[1] He previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 24 from 2012 to November 7, 2014. He resigned to run in an April 7, 2015, special election for Florida State Senate District 6, which he won.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Hutson served on the following committees:

Florida Committee Assignments, 2015
Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Commerce and Tourism
Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities
Community Affairs
Environmental Preservation and Conservation


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Hutson served on the following committees:



See also: Florida state legislative special elections, 2015

David Cox was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Travis Hutson defeated Dennis McDonald, Ronald Renuart and Beth Sweeny in the Republican primary. Hutson defeated Cox in the special election.[3][1][4]

The seat was vacant following John Thrasher's (R) resignation to become President of Florida State University.[5]

A special election for the position of Florida State Senate District 6 was called for April 7, with a primary on January 27, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2014.[6]

Florida State Senate, District 6, Special Election, 2015
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Hutson 69.7% 28,939
     Democratic David Cox 30.3% 12,595
Total Votes 41,534
Florida State Senate, District 6 Republican Primary, 2015
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Hutson 52.2% 13,419
Ronald Renuart 35.1% 9,024
Dennis McDonald 12.7% 3,254
Total Votes 25,697


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Travis Hutson was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[7][8]


See also: Florida House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hutson won election in the 2012 election for Florida House of Representatives District 24. Hutson ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012, and defeated Milissa Marie Holland (D) and Michael Cornish (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[9]

Florida House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Hutson 49.5% 39,459
     Democratic Milissa Holland 47.2% 37,623
     Independent Michael Cornish 3.3% 2,643
Total Votes 79,725

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hutson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Hutson raised a total of $285,561 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[10]

Travis Hutson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Florida State House, District 24 Won $285,561
Grand Total Raised $285,561


Hutson won election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hutson raised a total of $285,561.



In 2012, Hutson's endorsements included:[11]

  • Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam
  • Attorney General Pam Bondi
  • State senator John Thrasher
  • State representative Fred Costello
  • State representative Bill Proctor
  • State Attorney R.J. Larizza
  • Flagler Clerk of Court Gail Wadsworth
  • St Johns Sherriff David Shoar
  • Flagler County Commissioner-elect Charlie Ericksen
  • Palm Coast City Councilman Frank Meeker
  • Palm Coast City Councilman Bill McGuire
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Associated Industries of Florida
  • Beall’s
  • National Rifle Association
  • Florida Carpenters
  • Florida Retail Federation
  • Historic City News
  • Florida Association of Insurance Agents
  • Florida Realtors
  • Florida Cable Telecommunications Association
  • Publix Supermarkets
  • Florida Association of Health Plans
  • Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Florida Farm Bureau
  • Florida Forestry Association
  • Florida Growers Association
  • UPS
  • Florida CPAs
  • Florida Dentists
  • Florida Bankers Association
  • Florida Chiropractors
  • Florida Physical Therapy Association


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Political offices
Preceded by
John Thrasher (R)
Florida State Senate District 6
April 2015-present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Dennis Baxley (R)
Florida House of Representatives District 24
2012–November 2014
Succeeded by
Paul M. Renner (R)