Rep. Clay Ingram Says Farewell To The Florida House

March 9, 2018

Florida Rep. Clay Ingram said his farewells Thursday afternoon on the floor of the Florida House. With eight years in the House, Ingram is unable to run again due to term limits.

“It is hard to believe that my eight years in the legislature has come to a close. It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve the people of House District 1 (and 2 before redistricting in 2012). I think a big thing that has made my time in office so special is that unlike in some other parts of the state where people may transplant to Florida and then run for office, I was born and raised in the district and moved back as soon as I was able to after college; so I have rarely had to guess where my district was on any particular issue, because I knew what I thought, and most of time, that’s what they were thinking too,” Ingram told Thursday night.

“Central and north Escambia County are filled with the type of people who have made this country so successful. They love their God, work hard, and they take the Bill of Rights seriously. With the statewide economic turnaround that we’ve experienced since 2010, I hope we’ve put Northwest Florida and District 1 in particular in a position to benefit from future growth.”

“As we approach the final days of this legislative session, I look forward to working hard at the Capitol on their behalf. And then when the handkerchief drops and session is over, I forward to getting back to home sweet home with them again,” Ingram said.

Pictured: Rep. Clay Ingram gives his farewell speech to the Florida House Thursday afternoon. Image courtesy The Florida Channel.


10 Responses to “Rep. Clay Ingram Says Farewell To The Florida House”

  1. William R Gainey on July 24th, 2018 11:38 am

    Thanks Clay for an excellent job. Sorry to see you go.

  2. Jeremy Garrett on March 13th, 2018 9:50 am

    Great job Clay! Thank you for your service to NW Florida and making Tate High School alumni proud!

  3. Bob Dandridge on March 11th, 2018 1:13 pm

    You’ve done us proud. Thank you.

  4. J. Mason on March 9th, 2018 8:35 pm

    Clay, we’re proud of you and thank you for honorably representing the district.

  5. Lamar Smith on March 9th, 2018 4:10 pm

    Great job Clay. You are really one of the “good guys”. It’s great to call you a friend.

  6. Dmo on March 9th, 2018 9:17 am

    Coach Clay! Thanks for everything you’ve done, and all the lessons you taught me coaching football!

  7. Susie on March 9th, 2018 7:47 am

    Thank you for your eight years of service Mr. Ingram and for thinking so highly of those in central Escambia County!

  8. Carolyn Bramblett on March 9th, 2018 6:58 am

    Well done, Clay Ingram.

  9. Mike Spinks on March 9th, 2018 6:30 am

    Clay, thank you for representing NW Florida. I think you have done us proud. Good luck to you and welcome back home. God bless.

  10. Bob Farroll on March 9th, 2018 2:21 am

    Thank you Clay for the outstanding job you have performed for the people of the Northwest Florida/panhandle area. Your leadership has hopefully demonstrated to others that you can be in politics and still maintain your integrity and honor. Here’s to wishing you and your family well and we look forward to your next endeavors to help our great communities! Well done Sir, well done!