Editor's Note: The following information was provided by the Fussell campaign.
A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Ronnie Fussell is a leader who has demonstrated broad success in business, civic affairs and government for more than 30 years.
Fussell is a past President of the Jacksonville City Council, overseeing all legislative matters and a municipal budget
of nearly $1 billion.
Fussell's government experience includes service under four Jacksonville mayors and ongoing interaction with both state and federal government agencies as well. After four years in Mayor John Delaney's administration as Director of Government/Business Relations and Legislative Affairs, he returned to serve on Mayor John Peyton's transition team as a member of the Planning and Zoning Committee and the Budget and Review Committee.
Fussell was a member of Mayor Ed Austin's Fiscal Policy Advisory Commission and Mayor Tommy Hazouri's Land Development Regulations Commission, and also served on the city's Charter Revision Commission and the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.
Fussell holds State of Florida certification as both a Realtor and a building contractor and has broad experience in both fields.
He has developed residential, commercial and industrial properties throughout nine Florida counties, participated as an intervener in growth management administrative hearings, and effectively led numerous public and private contract negotiations. His knowledge of land use, zoning, environmental permitting, entitlement positioning and real estate generally has also served him well in business and as a board member and past president of the Northeast Florida Builders Association, one of the nation's largest such associations.
He is a board member of the Gator Bowl Association and has served as a liaison between the St. Johns River Water Management District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Jacksonville; as Chairman of the Tourist Development Council; as a member of the Canvassing Board for the Supervisor of Elections for Duval County; as a board member of the Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council and a former board member of the Tolomato Community Development District.
Fussell resides in Duval County with his wife Rebecca, son Chandler and Herschel the Wonder Dog. Ronnie and his family are active members of Westside Baptist Church.