Senator George Gainer announces retirement, will not seek re-election for District 2

On Monday, June 6, 2022, Senator George Gainer announced that he would not seek re-election this November for the District 2 seat.

  • District 2 includes Bay, Holmes, Jackson, Walton, Washington, and part of Okaloosa Counties.

Senator Gainer ran unopposed in 2016 after the seat was vacated by Don Gaetz, having been termed-out.

Gainer made his announcement in an interview with WMBB in Panama City. During his interview he said, “I’ve prayed on it, I’ve talked about it and I talked to my friends and my family and I have decided the best thing to do is not run for re-election.”

Gainer said “it’s time,” and said he wanted to spend a little more time with his family and friends.

Click here to watch the full interview.  

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