PENSACOLA — Vikki Garrett has placed her bid for Florida House of Representatives District 1’s open seat.

As a native of Pensacola, Garrett grew up in District 1 and says, “I am working hard to earn the trust, support and votes of the community.” The Tate graduate said she hopes to continue the tradition and be the third consecutive Tate Aggie to go to Tallahassee. 

Being a student athlete at Tate prepared Garrett for what was to come next. She earned a softball scholarship to Pensacola Junior College (now Pensacola State College), where she received an Associate of Arts degree. She continued her education at the University of West Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Master of Public Administration degree.

Garrett brings over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Public agencies she has worked for include the Florida Department of Transportation, Escambia County Engineering Department, and the West Florida Regional Planning Council.

She states, “I have a proven track record of bringing resources back to the community.” 

One of the many projects Garrett is currently working on is the restoration of passenger rail service to Pensacola. She was appointed by the Federal Railroad Administration to serve on the Gulf Coast Rail Service Working Group. She hopes to continue those efforts as a state representative in Tallahassee.

Those interested in meeting the democratic candidate are invited to Pursue Life Church at 825 W. Nine Mile Road the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.