Rep. Ander Crenshaw has surprised everyone by announcing that he is retiring from the House. Crenshaw represents parts of Florida that includes Jacksonville. There are several possible candidates available to run for his seat, including former Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford, former Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney and Duval County property appraiser Jerry Holland. But the website Red Alert Politics has started a draft of a popular local figure and former NFL player. Tim Tebow. Tebow has lived in the Jacksonville area for a long time and runs a couple of businesses from there. Just last week, said the thought of entering politics would be intriguing.
Tim Tebow has not played in the NFL for three years but still managed to place 5th in the most popular quarterbacks today. He is known in Jacksonville for his philanthropy and his works with charities and children. He is a popular figure in Florida, where he won the Heisman Trophy and two national championships for the Florida Gators.
Red Alert Politics released this statement:
“Tebow would never be lost in the crowd, and this would give him an opportunity to lead on issues he is already leading on in his life: fighting poverty, defending home-schoolers, and making traditional values cool again.”
He is a man who lives by his principles and won’t be cowed.