Johns announces congressional run


Last Wednesday, Jan. 31, St. Johns County Commissioner Jimmy Johns announced his candidacy for the Congressional District 6 seat currently held and soon to be vacated by Rep. Ron DeSantis.

“Our country is at a crossroads,” Johns said. “Some think we should hold on to the failed policies of yesterday. I disagree and will fight to secure our borders, keep the promises made to our seniors and work to make sure that the promise of America will exist for the next generation. I will work with President Trump to keep taxes low, build the wall and end the needless and burdensome regulations that stifle growth and hurt our economy.”

Johns is the founder and president of Solid Rock Engineering Consultants, Inc., a company he established on his kitchen table that has grown to serve clients throughout the Southeast. The immediate past chairman of the St. Johns County Commission, he was appointed to fill the unexpired term of his predecessor by Gov. Rick Scott, and was subsequently elected to a full term in 2016.

“When Gov. Scott appointed me, I committed to him and the citizens of St. Johns County that I would hold the line on taxes and spending,” Johns said. “I have kept that promise even when some of my closest friends asked me to support a massive sales tax increase. I believe that when you tell someone that you are going to do something, you stick to your word. When Congressman DeSantis announced that he was running for governor, those same people encouraged me to run for Congress because they knew that I would do what I said, not just what was popular.”