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Cammack Announces "Veterans for Kat Coalition"

Updated: Jun 3, 2020

These remarkable veterans chose to serve this country and now they are choosing Cammack for Florida's 3rd.

Gainesville, FL - Kat Cammack, the Constitutional conservative candidate for Congress in Florida's Third Congressional District, is announcing her Veterans For Kat Coalition, backed by a remarkable group of veterans. This coalition is made up of veterans of the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force branches.

Cammack's Veterans for Kat is the seventh coalition that she has announced in recent weeks, the first six being her America First Coalition, Young Americans for Kat Coalition, Second Amendment Coalition, Faith and Pro-life Coalition, Good Governance Coalitionand First Responders for Kat.

Kat Cammack made the following statement in response to releasing her Veterans for Kat Coalition:

“This group of veterans embodies principled leadership and service. I am proud to represent and work with this group of patriots on tackling the issues pertaining to the veterans community. Choosing to serve our country is one of the biggest sacrifices one can make, and if elected, I would be honored to have the opportunity to advocate on behalf of our servicemen and women.

"In my position as Congressman Ted Yoho's Deputy Chief of Staff, I have been tirelessly dedicated for those who have served. I worked with the counties in the District to build four VA clinics, including one in Clay County. These were undoubtedly some of my proudest moments as Deputy Chief and I look so forward to continuing this work, if elected. I truly am humbled to have the support of these heroes in our campaign for Congress."

The Veterans Coalition has released the following statements:

Captain Robert Buehn, Director, University of North Florida Military and Veterans Resource Center, U.S. Navy Veteran, Jacksonville, FL:

“I have known Kat for years and I am honored to serve as a member of this coalition. She is a strong advocate for the veteran community, a gifted communicator and an effective leader. As an alumnus of the Naval War College and a member of the Navy League, Kat is also knowledgeable regarding national security and military issues. I know that Kat holds the veteran community close to her heart and I’m confident that she will take care of us as our next Congresswoman.”

Mark Clark, Master Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, Newberry, FL:

“I have known Kat for years and I’ve witnessed her advocacy on behalf of the veterans community first-hand. She was pivotal in bringing new VA clinics to the district when she worked for Congressman Yoho and she has a passion for service. She is responsive to her constituents and I am looking forward to having her as my next Congresswoman.”

Brad Satcher, Petty Officer Third Class, U.S. Navy, Medically Retired, Middleburg, FL:

“I am proud to serve on Kat’s Veterans Coalition. She is a loyal advocate for the veteran community in the third congressional district and she has proven this through her education and service under Congressman Ted Yoho. Kat is knowledgeable about veterans and the issues pertaining to our community, and I’m glad to support her in her bid for Congress.”   

  • Joe Solsona, Director, National Association of Veterans and Families, Green Cove Springs, FL

  • Gayward Hendry, Chief Warrant Officer 3 and Special Agent, U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, United States Marine Corps Reserves, Retired, Green Cove Springs, FL  

  • Dave Fay, Professor of Joint Maritime Operations, United States Naval War College, Jacksonville, FL

  • Chris Torrence, Sergeant, U.S. Army and Florida National Guard, Newberry, FL

  • Dave Hill, U.S. Air Force, Retired, Gainesville, FL

  • Michael Morin, Cadet, Florida Army National Guard ROTC, Prior Enlisted, Gainesville, FL

  • Jacob Pleiman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, Trenton, FL

  • Carl Mike Barbazon, Staff Sergeant, Florida Army National Guard, Ocala, FL

  • Robert J. Allen, U.S. Navy, Palm Beach, FL

  • Rutledge Rodgers, Army Ranger 1/75, U.S. Army, Gainesville, FL

  • Joe Lewis, Private First Class, U.S. Army, Gainesville, FL

  • Joseph Shawn Hillhouse, Sergeant, United States Marine Corps, Gainesville, FL

  • Brett Thomas, Staff Sergeant, United States Marine Corps, Green Cove Springs, FL

  • Al Harrison, U.S. Marine Corps, 1st Sergeant (E-8), Retired, Marion County, FL

These coalitions are in addition to the scores of local endorsements Kat has earned thus far from community leaders and elected officials, as well as support from national conservatives such as U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R, KY), "We Build the Wall" founder, Brian Kolfage, and the Tea Party Express.

Kat Cammack is a small business owner, a proud wife to a first responder, an alumnus of the United States Naval War College, and the longtime former Deputy Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager to Congressman Ted Yoho (R, FL-03).

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