McClain to run for State House

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Seat being vacated by Baxley, who's running for State Senate

 Stan McClain announced his candidacy for State Representative. McClain, a three-term Marion County Commissioner and small businessman, is pledging to run on a platform of fiscal responsibility, economic growth, and conservative values. Among his highest priorities is insuring the clean water of Florida for future generations.
"I believe in Marion County, and I believe in Florida," said Commissioner McClain. "This central part of Florida is the backbone of our state. We are hard working families who want to build and grow, and we haven't forgotten the place that our values have in making our community strong. I want to do everything I can to make Florida the safest and most prosperous state in America."
McClain is running for District 23, which will be vacated by respected legislator Dennis Baxley, who is running for the State Senate in 2016. District 23 is contained within the eastern half of Marion County.
It is the largest House district in Marion and the only one that does not overlap with another county.
"Stan McClain has a track record of excellence," said local businessman and Chamber leader Ken Ausley. "As a county commissioner, he outlined a plan for prosperity that included less taxes and less regulation, and the entire business community will be glad to see him take that same vision to the state legislature."
Former Speaker of the House and local businessman Larry Cretul added: "Stan McClain has broad support in our community because he works hard, takes service seriously, and never stopped listening. I'm happy to be supporting him out of the gate in this new leadership endeavor."
And finally, State Representative Charlie Stone also stated: "I know Stan to be an authentic conservative who is not going to be swayed by political expediency. I'm glad to add my early support to his campaign."
McClain's candidacy will focus on bringing together the small business and community leaders in Marion County to maintain a strong leadership place in Florida's economic future.
McClain expressed deep appreciation to this early support from the local community: "Ausley, Cretul, and Stone have been forces for strength in Marion County, and I will lean on them heavily for counsel during this campaign and in future service. I'm excited about this campaign. We will win, and we will move Florida forward."