Daytona chamber recognizes Volusia Days delegation

Volusia lawmakers delegation / Headline SurferMaureen France and Carl Lentz at Volusia Days / Headline SurferState Rep Dave GHood of Ormond at Volusia Days / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer photos by Henry Frederick / At left, Volusia County lawmakers are shown in a poster for Volusia Days. Maureen France and Carl Lentz, III, listen to proceedings in House legislative chambers. At right, State Rep. Dave Hood, R-Ormond Beach, discusses economic issues at the podium during Volusia Days at the state capitol.

DAYTONA BEACH -- The lawmakers who helped carry the message of jobs in Tallahassee during the Volusia Days event at the state capitol were recognized this morning by the Daytona Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Deltona Commissioner Webster Barnaby at Volusia Days / Headline SurferLocals at Volusia Days / Headline SurferDeltona City Commissioner Webster Barnaby, shown at far left, and Volusia County Republican Party Executive Committee Chairman Tony Ledbetter, partially obscured in the inset picture, listen to a series of speakers during the Volusia Days event on the state capitol grounds in Tallahassee.

A recap of Volusia Days was the featured event at an "eggs and issues" breakfast at the LPGA clubhouse restaurant in Daytona Beach led by Jim Cameron, vice president of government relations for the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Among the Volusia delegation taking to the podium to discuss the issues of the day were State Senators Dorothy Hukill and John Thrasher as well as State Representatives Dave Hood, David Santiago and Travis Hutson, all Republicans, and Dwayne Taylor, a Democrat.

State RRep. David Santiago leads discussion over Daytona International Speedway / Headline SurferState Rep. Travis Hutson at Volusia Days / Headline SurferState Sen. John Thrasher at Volusia Days / Headline SurferState Rep. David Santiago shown at far left in the larger photo, leads discussion on a proposed expansion project for Daytona International Speedway that wasn't considered by the full House or Senate before the end of the legislative session earlier this month. In the inset photos, State Rep. Travis Hutson and State Sen. John Trasher address the Volusia County delegation visiting the state capitol for the annual Volusia Days trip, sponsored by the Daytona Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.