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Birthdate: April 24, 1969
Birth Place: New York, NY, United States
Residence: Fleming Island, FL
J.R. Gaillot was born in New York City to a Haitian diplomat and his wife. When his parents separated, his mother decided to stay in New York with her son. Gaillot traveled often with his father, who worked as a general counsel in Germany and Japan. J.R. eventually moved to Haiti to live with his grandmother.
Gaillot graduated from Quisqueya Christian School in Port-au-Prince and attended the University of Hartford in Connecticut.
He has worked as a counselor in halfway houses and also had consulting jobs with Citigroup and several telecommunications companies. He runs a political consulting firm.
Gaillot and his wife, Nicole, have three children.
J.R. Gaillot got the political bug while working as an intern on former U.S. Rep. Lowell P. Weicker's gubernatorial campaign. Since then he has worked as a field coordinator, campaign manager and political director on several campaigns in Connecticut and Florida. He runs a political consulting firm.
This is Gaillot's first run for public office.
He had planned his campaign around a run against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, but Stearns lost in the August 2012 GOP primary to veterinarian Ted Yoho.
Gaillot is making health care accessibility and jobs creation central goals of his campaign. He describes himself as a conservative Democrat.
Source: Associated Press
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