About Representative Travis Cummings
Representative Travis Cummings currently represents Florida House District 18, which includes most of the residents of Clay County. He currently serves as Chair of the Clay County Delegation and is a member of the following committees: Joint Administrative Procedures Committee, Chair; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, Vice Chair; Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services; State Affairs Committee.
Travis has resided in Clay County, Florida, for nearly 35 years. He is a small business owner who consults with individuals and businesses in regards to their insurance and employee benefit plans. In addition to advising individuals on how to best protect their health and assets, Travis spends a considerable amount of time ensuring that employers are compliant with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
In 2008, Travis was elected to a four year term as the Clay County Commissioner for District 3 and was subsequently elected to Chairman of the County Commission in 2009, a position he held until 2011. He also served as Mayor and Councilman for the Town of Orange Park from 2002-2008.
In 2017, Travis received UNF Alumni Association’s “2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award”, the highest award given to a UNF graduate. In 2016, Travis received the Americans for Prosperity of Florida, “Champion of Economic Freedom” Award in recognition of an “A+” Rating in the 2015 Session; Florida Dental Association’s “Legislator of the Year Award” for the second year in a row; Florida Health Care Association’s “Champion of the Elderly Award” for the 2016 Legislative Session for the second year in a row; PACE Center for Girls – Clay’s “2016 Believing in Girls Award”; the Florida Police Benevolent Associations, Inc.’s “Legislator of the Year” Award in 2015, named “2016 Elected Official of the Year” by the National Association of Social Workers – Northeast Florida Unit; and Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s (SE4A) “2016 SE4A Aging Impact (Local) Award”. In 2015, Travis received the following awards based on his service in the Florida House of Representatives; Florida League of Cities’ Legislative Appreciation Award for 2015, Florida Health Care Association’s Champion of the Elderly, Florida Dental Associations’ Legislator of the Year, Florida Police Benevolent Associations’ honor for outstanding commitment to Law Enforcement Officers and their families, Florida Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Legislative Report Card grade of “A”, Foundation for Florida’s Future 2015 Education Report Card grade of “A”, and Associated Industries of Florida’s Voting Record Legislative Scorecard grade of 96%. In 2014, he received the following accolades: Florida League of Cities Legislator of the Year, PACE Center for Girls Representative of the Year, Florida Chamber of Commerce 2014 Distinguished Advocate, and the Florida Sheriff’s Association Representative of the Year.
Travis has devoted much of his time throughout his career to community involvement, assuming leadership roles in both civic and charitable organizations. His extensive involvement includes serving as Chairman of both the Clay County Charter Review Commission and the Clay County YMCA’s, and as President of both the Jacksonville KA Alumni Chapter and Jacksonville Bulldog Club. Travis also served on the following boards: North Florida Transportation Planning Organization, the Jacksonville Association of Health Underwriters, the Borland-Groover Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club of North Florida, and Orange Park Medical Center. He is also a graduate of Leadership Florida and worked as a corporate controller for the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast for several years, overseeing and creating a responsible budget.
After graduating with an Accounting degree from Valdosta State University in 1994, Travis worked at a CPA firm in Jacksonville. He then received his M.B.A. from the University of North Florida.
Travis’ wife, Jessica, is also a Clay County native, and the couple both graduated from Orange Park High School. They reside in Clay County with their two sons and daughter. They attend Grace Anglican Church.
Representative Cummings’ was recently recognized with the following accolades.
- University of North Florida Alumni Association gave their “2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award” to Rep. Cummings. The highest award given to any UNF graduate, Rep. Cummings was recognized for his significant contributions to his profession, community and society, and consistently maintained the pursuit of excellence as a representative and graduate of this University.
- Florida Dental Association named Rep. Cummings their “FDA’s 2016 Legislator of the Year”, for the second year in a row, in recognition of his “…unwavering effort to pass legislation that would help dentists with student loan debt, and incentivize them to practice in underserved areas.”
- Florida Health Care Association, Florida’s first and largest advocacy organization for long term care providers and the frail elders they serve, named Rep. Cummings a “Champion of the Elderly” for the second year in a row, citing his commitment to long term care during the 2016 Legislative Session.
- PACE Center for Girls – Clay, presented their “2016 Believing in Girls Award“, to Rep. Cummings for his commitment to bringing educational opportunities to all girls.
Representative Cummings’ current House of Representatives’ Committee Assignments are:
- Health and Human Services Committee – Chair
- Appropriations Committee
- Rules & Policy Committee
Representative Cummings’ enjoys the following affiliations:
- Borland-Groover Clinic Foundation, Board member
- Leadership Florida, Class of XXVI
- Orange Park Medical Center, Board of Trustees
- North Florida Transportation Planning Organization, board member, 2008-2012
- Clay County YMCAs, Chairman, 2004-2005, past Board member