FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR and FBI AGENT  ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR CONGRESS 

Hunter Calls for Renewal of American Values and Citizen Service

Chris Hunter, a former federal prosecutor and FBI agent, announced today that he is running for Congress in the 12th congressional district in Florida. Hunter, a Democrat, is calling for renewal of American values and service to one another and our country. 

“American service is an enduring promise that crosses generations, connects us to one another, and inspires hope,” Hunter stated. “All of us are looking forward to renewing the American promise of service to our country and to one another.” 

On September 11, 2001, Hunter was serving as a state prosecutor fighting street crime. Two weeks after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, Hunter applied to the FBI and went on to serve as an FBI agent. He focused on counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and international fugitive investigations. 

Hunter served most recently as a senior prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice on our nation’s health care fraud strike force. He led the successful investigation and prosecution of the largest pharmacy fraud scheme in the Tampa Bay area. His work investigating and prosecuting criminals who steal from Medicare and TRICARE, the military’s health care program, shut down scammers and con artists throughout the region. 

He is running against a career politician who has held elective office for two decades. 

“Public service is a privilege,” Hunter stated. “It is not an entitlement program for career politicians. Career politicians who sell out to the highest bidder or to political power brokers violate the trust we all place in our government. What’s worse, they turn their backs on our shared values and the true meaning of American service.” 

“Our shared American values and commitment to service to our country and one another have always made the United States the light of the world,” Hunter stated. “Let’s renew our commitment to our shared values and lift up service to our country and one another right here at home.” 

Hunter and his family live in Trinity. He and his wife have a son and three daughters who all attend public school in Pasco County. He is the son of a school teacher and United States Marine. Hunter teaches at Stetson University College of Law and the University of Tampa. He is the author of a children’s book entitled Seagrass Surprise