This afternoon in Eustis, crowds of constituents and supporters attended an Open House hosted by District 31 Representative Jennifer Sullivan. It was an opportunity for D31 residents to meet their new representation in the state house, and voice their concerns over any issues heading into the this year’s legislative session.
Refreshments were served, as attendees walked through her offices and met her staff. Sullivan spoke to guests out front of her office, and gave these remarks to the community she would be serving…
“It’s really overwhelming to me to have you all as friends, as constituents, as colleagues and just to realize that you guys care about the issues too. And without your hardwork, many of you knocked on so many doors, I wouldn’t be here if you guys didn’t put me here and that is incredibly humbling. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much. I so appreciate you!”
Sullivan was elected last August, her Committee/Sub-Committee assignments include Agriculture and Natural Resources, Civil Justice, Finance and Tax, and Local Government Affairs. Recently, she introduced legislation that would help aid victims of Human Trafficking (story HERE).
Other elected officials on hand included fellow State Representative Rene “Coach P” Plasencia, Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer, OCPS Board Member Kat Gordon, and several others.
OPO spoke to Sullivan during the event and she said this regarding the turnout and representing District 31…
“The turnout is really a reflection of the amount of people that were invested in this race. I think it represents, not really me as a person, but the issues that I ran on that really connected with the constituents. These were the issues that were important to them. Limited government, fiscal responsibility, creating an education system that is student-centered. Really, them showing up tonight was really them showing their support for what I said I was going to do, and to hold me accountable on that. And for me to thank them for their support, because I wouldn’t be here without them.”
Below are some photos from the event.