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Congressman Daniel Webster today announced he is running for re-election in the newly created Congressional District 11. This district merges counties previously represented by Congressman Webster and counties represented by Congressman Richard Nugent, who recently announced he would retire from the House of Representatives.

Congressman Daniel Webster today announced he is running for re-election in the newly created Congressional District 11. This district merges counties previously represented by Congressman Webster and counties represented by Congressman Richard Nugent, who recently announced he would retire from the House of Representatives.

 

"I'm running for another term in Congress because there is still much to be done to reform the process and fix what is broken in Washington,” said Congressman Webster. “For the past five years, I have fought to change the power based, staff-driven Congressional process into one based upon principles. Last year, I ran for Speaker against John Boehner and the powerful Washington establishment because I believe that our country deserves a legislative process that works.”

 

During his time in Congress, Congressman Webster has represented approximately 30% of the new District 11, including most of Lake County and parts of Marion County.

 

Congressman Webster was the runner-up in the October 2015 Republican election to select a new Speaker of the House, winning support from all corners of the party, including the conservative Freedom Caucus and political commentator Glenn Beck. After the leadership elections, Speaker Paul Ryan implemented many of Congressman Webster’s ideas, calling for a more member-driven process rather than a top-down approach.

 

Webster was elected to the United States Congress in 2010 representing parts of Central Florida including Lake and Marion Counties, which are part of the new seat he is seeking. Congressman Webster owns a home in Lake County.

 

The new District 11 includes all or part of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties.

 

Prior to his election to Congress, Webster was the first Republican Speaker of the Florida House in 122 years and later served as Majority leader in the Florida Senate.