Keystone Heights, Fla., July 3, 2020 – Retired Rear Admiral John A. “Jack” Moriarty has endorsed Gavin Rollins in his bid to replace Ted Yoho in Florida’s Third Congressional District. When he retired in 1993 with multiple commendations, Moriarty had flown 180 combat missions in Vietnam, logging 5,000 flight hours in more than a dozen different aircraft and over 1,200 aircraft carrier landings.
“Gavin is a battle-tested, visionary leader who I trust to make the correct decisions to keep us safe and free during a very complicated time in our history,” said Moriarty. “His intelligence, integrity, experience and sound problem-solving capabilities combine to place him in a very special category as a leader. I have every confidence we could not find a more superb individual to represent us in Congress.”
Moriarty’s service decorations include the Legion of Merit with Gold Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, two individual Flight medals,15 Flight Strike Medals, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star, and nine Navy commendation Medals.
Rollins, a Clay County commissioner, high school teacher and captain in the Florida National Guard, is seeking to replace retiring Congressman Ted Yoho in Florida’s third congressional District.