Editor's Note: The following information was provided by the Adkins campaign.
Janet Adkins was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008 and re-elected in 2010.
Janet is a 5th generation North Floridian, she was born and raised on the Westside of Jacksonville, Florida and now lives in Fernandina Beach with her husband Doug and their two children ( Emily and Douglas). Janet graduated valedictorian from Trinity Christian Academy and received a scholarship that enabled her to attend FCCJ and then the University of North Florida.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Information Science and then at the age of 26 earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of North Florida. Janet believes in the power of education and the transforming influence a good education can have.
She has repeatedly said to everyone she meets, "Education is the one gift we can give our children that no one can ever take away."
Her professional career development while she worked for a leading information technology company, Information Systems of Florida. She where she eventually become a client partner. She became involved in many leadership development programs which included the Covey Leadership Institute.
She was elected to the Nassau County School Board in 1998, where she served for 10 years.