The Republican congressional primary race to replace retiring Conservative Rep. Ted Yoho (R) has gotten a little more crowded as Dr. James St. George has decided to run for the hotly contested seat, and who hopes to “carry on Congressman Yoho’s commitment to our conservative principals and support of our President.”
Dr. St. George, a businessman, husband, father, and Eagle Scout stated in a press release that he was “ready to take off” his medical coat, “roll up” his sleeves, and work to help President Trump “heal our country.”
“Now more than ever we need members of Congress who support our President and represent our conservative values just as Congressman Yoho has done so honorably,” stated St. George “As a physician, I’ve help patients across North Florida with their medical needs, as a conservative Republican I’ve supported candidates locally who stand for our conservative principals, and as a father I was a leader in an organization that teaches our youth the value of strong morals and service to the community. With Congressman Yoho’s retirement, I am taking the next step in service, by declaring my candidacy for Florida’s 3rd Congressional District. I am ready to take off my white coat, roll up my sleeves, and get to work helping our President heal our country.”
While St. George appears to check off all the boxes needed to win over the “Deep Red” congressional district, like all candidacies, St. George will have to prove he can raise significant cash, and because St. George has enjoyed a successful practice, he could self-fund his congressional campaign.
More about Dr. James St. George (press release):
Growing up in scouting, James took to heart the Scout Oath “…do my duty to God and my country… help other people at all times…” The desire to help other people is what lead him to medical school and a career in medicine. The influence scouting had on his life is what lead him to help others in the scouting community by serving as a scoutmaster, then serving on the Executive Board of Directors for the Boys Scouts of America North Florida Council, and serving a time as District Chairman.
While building a successful business, helping his patients, and mentoring young people throughout our community has been rewarding, watching the discourse in Washington has moved James to want to take off his white coat, roll up his sleeves and get to work healing our country.