Todd Wilcox announces statewide tour to discuss national security
Republican U.S. Senate candidate and Orlando businessman Todd Wilcox will embark on a three-day statewide tour this week to discuss national security issues with voters.
The tour -- which his campaign has titled "Preserving Peace through Strength" -- will stop in Tampa, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Amelia Island and Jacksonville between Tuesday and Thursday.
Wilcox's campaign had been planning the tour for a couple weeks, but the discussion topic is especially timely after the Orlando nightclub shooting on Sunday -- the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history perpetrated by a U.S. citizen who, authorities say, pledged support for ISIS in a 911 call shortly before the attack.
“As we approach this historic election, we must examine the context of our current U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy within which our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines are serving,” Wilcox said in a statement. “The unspeakable act of terror in my hometown this weekend remains on the forefront of concern this week for all of us and my hope is that this previously scheduled series of events serves as an opportunity to have thoughtful dialogue with veterans, GOP activists, community leaders, concerned Floridians and business owners about the impact our nation’s foreign policy has on our safety and security here at home.”
Wilcox himself is a combat veteran and former CIA case officer.
Wilcox's Tallahassee stop on Wednesday will be held at the Florida Bureau of Elections, indicating that's when Wilcox might officially file his qualifying papers for the Aug. 30 primary.
Here is the schedule for his tour:
Tuesday, June 14th
Team Wilcox Veterans Lunch and Discussion
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Iavarone's Steakhouse & Italian Grill
3617 W Humphrey Street, Tampa
Cigar City Crossfit – Veteran-Owned Business Visit
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cigar City CrossFit
1703 N 24th Street, Tampa
Team Wilcox Meet & Greet
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (CT)
The Fish House
600 S Barracks Street, Pensacola
Escambia Republican Executive Committee Meeting
6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (CT)
West Florida Regional Library
239 N Spring Street, Pensacola
Wednesday, June, 15th
Honoring our Veterans Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (CT)
520 E Cervantes Street, Pensacola
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Florida Department of State - Bureau of Elections
R.A. Gray Building 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee
We the People - An Evening with Combat Veteran Todd Wilcox
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Amelia Island Plantation Property Owners Club
201 Sea Marsh Road, Amelia Island
Thursday, June 16th
Jacksonville Exchange Club
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The University Club (Riverplace Tower)
1301 Riverplace Boulevard, Jacksonville
Team Wilcox Rally on the River
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
River Terrace Room
225 E Coastline Drive, Jacksonville