“Florida is leading the nation in protecting and expanding freedom. I want to serve the families of Sumter and Hernando to ensure that our conservative values and our voices are heard in Tallahassee.”
John Temple is a lifelong educator with over 23 years of experience. He started teaching Math at McKeel Academy in Lakeland, Florida, before returning home to teach in Sumter County. After completing seven years in the classroom, he moved into school administration. He served as an assistant principal, principal, and currently is Director of Professional Learning and Accountability for Sumter County Schools.
Since 2018 John has served as the Chairman of Sumter County Republican Party. He has supported and served through the past two elections, recording some of the highest voter turnouts in the state. He has assisted and coordinated two visits from President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and many visits by our state officials.
The most important things that come before his passion for education and politics are his faith and family. He and his family are members of Heritage Community Church, where he has volunteered in the children’s program and supports an annual men’s retreat as a small group facilitator. John and Jessica, his wife, have two kids who attend Sumter County Schools.