Gavin Rollins is a Captain in the Florida National Guard, a Veteran of the Global War on Terrorism, an American history teacher, and a conservative Clay County Commissioner.
As a soldier in the Florida Army National Guard, Rollins worked his way up from Private First Class to Captain, where he responded to Hurricanes Irma and Dorian here at home, and served our nation overseas in the Global War on Terror. As the senior intelligence officer in a combat zone in East Africa for Task Force Hurricane, he supported counterterrorism operations and defended US embassies, including during Operation Oaken Steel in South Sudan.
An American history teacher, Rollins is dedicated to empowering the next generation of Floridians, and considers his time in the classroom teaching history to students with special needs some of the most important work he’s ever done.
As an entrepreneur, Rollins has made startup investments in local businesses to create jobs; and as a conservative county commissioner, he has fought for Second Amendment rights, religious liberty, term limits for politicians, lower taxes, and practical innovations to reduce the size and improve the responsiveness of government.
Born to missionary parents in Malaysia, Rollins’ family returned home to Clay County where he currently lives today. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and was inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame. He earned a master’s degree in education at the University of West Florida.