INTEGRITY LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT
Meet John Upchurch—Husband. Father. Local.
John Upchurch was born in St. Augustine, Florida and has lived in Ormond Beach for over 36 years. While growing up in the 6th District, John earned the rank of Eagle Scout and spent afternoons volunteering at the Halifax Humane Society and the Center for the Blind. At the age of 16, John was hired as a lifeguard on the Volusia County Beach Patrol, where he worked for six summers. He received his degree in economics from Furman University, and holds a law degree from Stetson College of Law. He has been married to his law school sweetheart for 22 years, and they are raising two sons who attend the very same schools that John once did.
After law school, John worked in Tallahassee in the Office of the Florida Attorney General. In his capacity at the Sales and Use Tax Section, he was part of the team that engaged in landmark litigation against the tobacco industry. After moving back to Ormond Beach in 2001, he was named a partner at the law firm of Heebner, Baggett, Upchurch & Garthe. He also operates his family’s small travel business.
John is a longtime volunteer at the Ormond Beach Soccer Club, coaching youth soccer for more than 14 seasons, and serves as an assistant Scoutmaster for the local Boy Scouts of America. From 2006 to 2007, John served as President of the Volusia County Bar Association.
John is running because he recognizes the Washington political machine is fundamentally broken, and the 6th District deserves a representative who knows our community, understands our issues, and will stand up for our people.
John will fight to deliver positive results for the residents of District 6
It's about shared ideals for Mike Williams of the NAACP
Peggy Hart speaks out for teachers in District 6
US Navy Seal John Maher will rely on John Upchurch to support our nation's vets.
Don't waste your time, don't waste Coach Hill's time! Support John Upchurch for Congress!
It matters to educator Charles Brinkerhoff that John Upchurch supports our public schools.
Immigrant Bea Clegg knows John Upchurch will stand up for human rights for all of us.
James Williams is counting on John Upchurch to protect Social Security.
John Upchurch sat down for a podcast to discuss issues of concern to college students.
“John Upchurch has shown he has the ability, energy and leadership skills to be our next Congressman. He will balance fiscal responsibility with social responsibility. It’s the change we need now in Washington!”
Nancy LohmanBoard of Trustees, Bethune Cookman University; Humane Society philanthropist
“I’ve known John and his family most of my life, he is a hard working person dedicated to his family and community. I support John because of his intelligence, integrity and his ability to advocate for our district.”
Gary CrottyChief Administration Officer, Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President and Secretary at International Speedway Corp. since April 2015. General Counsel and Secretary of NASCAR since 2006
“I have known John Upchurch since he was a little boy. I have seen his commitment to his family and the dedication to our community first hand in his volunteer activities. I am happy that he has agreed to run for Congress. John Upchurch is an excellent choice to represent our area in Congress.”
Georgia KaneyOrmond Beach resident
“I coached John in Little League baseball. Even at the age of eleven and twelve, John was a team leader; all the other players looked up to him. He was positive, enthusiastic and great to be around. I have had the opportunity to see John Upchurch raise his family and run a successful business here in Volusia County. He will be a fantastic congressman for our district.”
Lowell LohmanLocal Small Businessman and Community Philanthropist
“In all the years I have known John he has been an unflinching and tireless advocate for diversity and inclusion. He has been a mentor and friend who supports the issues that matter to women – pay equity, affordable child and healthcare and reproductive choice. John cares and listens.”
Karen LeetzowSenior Vice President-Deputy General Counsel- NASCAR
“I have had the opportunity to know John Upchurch since our time going to school at Ormond Beach Junior High and graduating from Seabreeze. I earned my CPA and am a Partner in one of the largest professional services firms in the world. As a long-term friend I can attest to John’s strong character. As a business person, with significant experience working both in the United States and internationally, I can vouch for John’s comprehension of the important role the financial markets play in America’s economy, and the important role America plays in the World. Finally, as a CPA, I can assure you John knows how to balance a check book, which most of the folks currently spending our money in D.C. do not seem to be able to grasp. My family’s home is located in District 6; I want John Upchurch representing me and my family in Washington.”
John Upchurch's commitment to Florida's 6th Congressional District comes from his deep roots in the area. As a lifelong resident of the District and small business owner, he understands what hard-working Central Floridians need.