TITUSVILLE, FL – Today, former Brevard State Rep. Rene Plasencia endorsed Robyn Hattaway for the Florida House of Representatives. “I had the honor of serving many of the people in the area of District 30 through my time in the House. I know the kind of leader we need to represent us and the kind of person it takes to be successful in Tallahassee – Robyn meets both qualities,” Rene added “Robyn knows how to put her constituents first, because she has already done it on the Port Authority.”
In response to the endorsement, Robyn said “Rep. Plasencia served our area with compassion and principle for eight years. My kids and I were honored to knock doors and campaign for him in his last three campaigns. If I am elected to serve as the next State Representative for this district, I will strive to be as knowledgeable and approachable to our constituents.”
Rene Plasencia served in the Florida House from 2014-2022. In the most recent term, he Chaired the Higher Education Appropriations Committee. As a former teacher and track coach, much of his time in the Florida House was spent on improving Florida’s Education System. Currently Florida is #1 in Higher Education according to US News and World Report and #3 in K-12 Education according to Education Weekly.
An attorney, Robyn has served as Commissioner of the Canaveral Port Authority since 2018. She worked together with Rep. Plasencia, Rep. Tyler Sirois, and the local Brevard County School Board to found the Junior Port Ambassador Program, connecting area high school students to career paths at the Port.
Robyn Hattaway lives in Brevard County with her husband Dr. Aaron Hattaway and their 2 sons. She has volunteered with LEAD Brevard, Health First Foundation, Family Promise of Brevard, Brevard Public Schools, Literacy for Adults in Brevard, and the Central Florida Sharing Center.
Advocating and Discussing Issues with Representative Plasencia alongside Brevard School Board members in Tallahassee. (Jan. 2020)
Robyn Hattaway represented Brevard along with the joint Chambers of Commerce and School Board Members Katye Campbell, Tina Descovich and Misty Belford in 2020, just weeks before COVID.
“Coach P is a team player. I first learned to walk and canvas by volunteering for his team in Titusville in 2016. We walked again, bringing our teams together in 2018. I would be honored to continue his legacy.”