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For Immediate Release
June 10, 2010

Greg Evers to Join Whistle Stop Tour

Baker, Fla. – Greg Evers, Republican candidate for Florida Senate District 2, will be joining the Panhandle Whistle Stop Tour to Victory 2010 on Saturday, June 12, 2010.  The tour includes a number of stops in Northwest Florida with Evers making additional stops in Senate District 2.  Senate District 2, which includes Holmes and Washington and parts of Bay, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton Counties, is being vacated by term-limited Senator Durrell Peaden, Jr. from Crestview.

“I am excited to join the GOP Whistle Stop Tour and hear from my neighbors any new or unsolved issues that are of concern to Northwest Floridians,” said Evers.  “This tour will give me the opportunity to discuss with my fellow community members the challenges that affect our area and how I can work to solve them, if elected, to the Florida Senate.   

Evers’ Whistle Stop Tour to Victory 2010 Schedule:

9 a.m.              Whistle Stop Tour Rally, Chipley Train Depot, Chipley

10:15 a.m.       Whistle Stop Tour Rally, Bonifay Recreation Center, Bonifay

12 p.m.            Whistle Stop Tour Rally, Lake Yard Pavilion, DeFuniak Springs

3 p.m.              Blueberry Jamboree, Barrineau Park Community Center, Molino

5:30 p.m.         Whistle Stop Tour Rally, Plaza De Luna, Pensacola

“Whether it’s eating breakfast or chatting at the Blueberry Jamboree, I always look forward to meeting more of my neighbors and hearing the issues that are important to them,” said Evers.  “As a small business owner and farmer in the Panhandle, I know that these are tough economic times and that we need leaders who are committed to representing the values of Northwest Florida in the Legislature, and I look forward to sharing my ideas and plans on the Whistle Stop Tour.”       

Evers has had the privilege of serving the residents of Florida House District 1, which includes northern portions of Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties, in the Florida House of Representatives since 2001. A fifth-generation, panhandle farmer and small businessman, Evers puts his real-world experience to good use in the Florida Legislature and is proud of his accomplishments on behalf of Florida’s critical agriculture industry, economic development, job creation, and preserving and protecting Northwest Florida values, including acting as a champion of our Second Amendment rights and protections. He has sponsored and passed NRA priority legislation, protecting the right of law-abiding citizens to have legal firearms secured in the automobiles in public parking lots and protecting against raids of Florida’s Concealed Carry Permit Trust Fund.  He has also sponsored legislation, protecting Floridians from unnecessary federal government intrusion into health care freedoms and choices, designating “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the State of Florida, enabling Florida farmers to transport their farm equipment from field to field without the burden of additional government permits or fees, enabling the reopening of the Jay Oil Field to restore numerous Northwest Florida jobs, and extending the dates between parole hearings for violent criminal offenders to protect victims and taxpayer resources. Evers has never been prouder of any legislation he has sponsored than he is of House Bill 31, which will protect the First Amendment religious speech rights of teachers and students across Florida from future infringements, such as those suffered at the hands of the ACLU in Santa Rosa County.

For more information on the Greg Evers for Senate Campaign, please visit www.gregevers.com.

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