Jacques Rene Gaillot, Jr.

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Jacques Rene Gaillot, Jr.
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 3
High schoolQuisqueya Christian School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hartford
Place of birthNew York, NY
Campaign website
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Jacques Rene Gaillot, Jr. was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 3rd Congressional District of Florida. Gaillot ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[1] He was defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012 by Ted Yoho.[2]


Gaillot was born in New York City.[3]


  • Quisqueya Christian School (QCS) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT, Politics and Government


Campaign themes


Gaillot's campaign website listed the following issues:[4]

  • Seniors and Social Security
Excerpt: "I am a friend to Florida’s seniors. I support ways to increase the solvency of Medicare, lower prescription drug prices, boost funding of medical research and increase the number of physicians practicing in Florida."
  • Medicare
Excerpt: "I will fight, fight to protect Medicare and I oppose the Ryan Budget that destroys Medicare and turns it into a voucher program"
  • Women's Rights
Excerpt: "I have a deep and profound understanding of gender equality. In addition to being the only pro-choice (see vote smart.org) courage test candidate on the ballot, I support efforts to reduce the need for abortion by reducing the number of unintended pregnancies."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Our economy has been faltering for too long and something has to be done to put Americans back to work. To this end I would support legislation to increase access to small business and agricultual loans. We spent our hard earned money on bailing out the banks and now it is time that we have access to that money. Small businesses and farms are the people who drive the American economy and we must do all we can to support them and get them back to work as soon as possible. Doing so will stimulate our economy and create more jobs that will stay here at home in America."
  • Military and Veterans
Excerpt: "I have a special place in my heart for veterans and the contributions they've made to our nation. I believe that our veterans deserve to be served as well as they have served us."



See also: Florida's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Gaillot ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 3rd District. Gaillot won the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[5] Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of June 8, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. Gaillot ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.[1] He was defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012 by Ted Yoho.[6]

U.S. House, Florida District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Yoho 64.7% 204,331
     Democratic Jacques Rene Gaillot, Jr. 32.5% 102,468
     Independent Philip Dodds 2.8% 8,870
     Independent Michael Ricks 0% 0
Total Votes 315,669
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Gaillot's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Gaillot lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Gaillot's campaign committee raised a total of $14,133 and spent $14,053.[7]

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