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Dr. Rudman's Road to Politics

I’ve been a regular Republican voter and a solid conservative for decades. But here’s how I’ve defended your freedoms while being dragged into the political arena.



Began using Facebook to comfort and reassure patients at a time when everyone was panicking. Provided calm and steady leadership during the crisis.


Won the Navarre Chamber’s Business of the Year for my efforts.


Donated medical supplies to several SRC schools to KEEP IN-PERSON CLASSES OPEN.



Spoke out AGAINST mask mandates.

Started the “90 Days to Freedom” campaign, from Easter to July 4th, a movement to educate patients and encourage mask-free living and normalcy by July 4th.


Held a mask waiver clinic on May Day for medically eligible children. Donated all proceeds to the Pregnancy Resource Center of Navarre.


Defeated the cancel culture activists who reported me to the American Board of Medicine for fighting against Tony Fauci and the Biden mandates, received a full pardon from the Board.

Testified before a Florida Senate committee and a House committee on behalf of the Florida Physician Freedom of Speech Bill. The bill passed the committees I attended.

Attacked by reporter Arek Sarkissian, who wrote a hit piece for two days after my House testimony.


Invited by Governor DeSantis to attend his press conference on March 3 in support of physician freedom.


Officially launched my campaign that evening.

Dr. Rudman has the medical experience and passion for community service Florida needs

Joel Rudman, M.D.

• Board Certified since 1999

• NASCAR physician at Daytona International Speedway from 1996-2009

• Started first practice in Niceville 1999

• Joined original staff of Sacred Heart Hospital of the Emerald Coast in 2001.

• Opened solo practice in Navarre in 2005.

• Worked emergency rooms in Chipley, Fort Walton Beach, and Atmore

• Owned and operated Holley Navarre Medical Clinic for 17 years

Joel Rudman, Community Involvement 

  • Original staff member of Sacred Heart of the Emerald Coast       

  • Past member of Board of Directors, Navarre Chamber of Commerce      

  • Past science fair judge for Holley Navarre Intermediate School     

  • Past Volunteer at Waterfront Rescue Mission    

  • Past team sponsor, Relay for Life     

  • Sponsor of NYSA sports teams and Cheerleading    

  • Sponsor of multiple NHS athletic teams, NHS Chorus, NHS Theatre

  • Worked concession stands at NHS football games     

  • $10,000 donation to NHS band in 2015 for new uniforms

  • Created and funded the Spirit of Navarre Award in 2019, awarding 3 college scholarships a year worth $1,000 each     

  • Wreaths Across America sponsor since 2018 for Barrancas National Cemetery and sponsoring Mobile National Cemetery since 2021

  • Recognized by American Legion in 2021 for supporting Christmas toy drive     

  • Started US History and Government essay contests for high school students in 2021, with over $2000 in scholarships awarded

  • Supporter of Pregnancy Resource Center of Navarre

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