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Rory Diamond(born May 1, 1979) is the CEO of K9s for Warriors[1] and a member of the Jacksonville City Council, representing district 13[2], which encompasses the Jacksonville Beaches. Prior to being elected to the Jacksonville City Council, Diamond served as a member of the Neptune Beach City Council[3]. He held many other positions prior to running for political office including serving as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, Briefing Director for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Deputy Associate Director for President George W. Bush. [4]

During the 114th Congress, Diamond partnered with Congressman Ron DeSantis to introduce the Puppies Assisting Wounded Service Members Act(PAWS Act). This act would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide service dogs to qualifying veterans who have been diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.[5] In 2017, while a member of the Neptune Beach City Council, Diamond passed legislation to make "fake" service dogs illegal.[6] He then helped found "Service Dog Pass," the nation's first nationally recognized credential for legitimate service dogs.[7]

Rory Diamond launched his campaign for Jacksonville City Council in 2017 to replace termed out, Bill Gulliford.[8] He was endorsed by the Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police[9]. He was elected in 2019 after running unopposed.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rory Diamond | K9s For Warriors". www.k9sforwarriors.org. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  2. ^ Gancarski, A. G. "No competition: Rory Diamond, LeAnna Cumber gear up for Jacksonville City Council". Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  3. ^ "Rory Diamond | K9s For Warriors". www.k9sforwarriors.org. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  4. ^ "Rory Diamond | K9s For Warriors". www.k9sforwarriors.org. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  5. ^ "Rory Diamond | K9s For Warriors". www.k9sforwarriors.org. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  6. ^ "Rory Diamond | K9s For Warriors". www.k9sforwarriors.org. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  7. ^ "Rory Diamond | K9s For Warriors". www.k9sforwarriors.org. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  8. ^ Gancarski, A. G. "Rory Diamond launches run for Jacksonville City Council". Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  9. ^ "Fraternal Order of Police supports CEO of K9s for Warriors for City Council". WTLV. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  10. ^ Gancarski, A. G. "No competition: Rory Diamond, LeAnna Cumber gear up for Jacksonville City Council". Retrieved 2019-06-05.