Florida State House District 21
2018 Race Update: Jason lost 48.57% to 51.43%
Jason Haeseler never planned on running for office. While he always believed in serving his country, running for office was something for politicians, not him. He joined the army at eighteen and served for seven years before becoming an engineer, working to build better cities. He believed he did his duty and he did it well and his country gave him plenty back: he had a job he loved, a community he adored, and he was eagerly awaiting the birth of his first child.
And then everything changed. His daughter was born and diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. This meant months of constant doctors, nights on uncomfortable hospital beds, and carefully moving IVs and breathing tubes to hold his baby girl as she was connected to life-saving machines.
As he and his wife struggled through those difficult times, Tallahassee politicians began cutting back on funding for heart research and options for medical care, leaving thousands of families like his without access to the very doctors that had saved his daughter’s life. He knew he had to step up and fight for those families that need a voice in Tallahassee. Now he is running because Tallahassee isn’t serving the people anymore, just the special interests and it’s time for that to stop.
As the next Florida State Representative from District 21, Jason will work to: support Florida’s education system, protect Florida’s water and natural environment, defend local control for Florida’s cities, ensure everyone has access to affordable healthcare, and stand up to special interests and bring common sense ethics reform.