3 running for Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners

County Commish candidates
Graphic by BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11:51 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Two candidates are challenging an incumbent for the District 4 Okaloosa County commissioner seat.

Now, they share their backgrounds and platforms with the News Bulletin.

DON AMUNDS (incumbent)

Personal: Wife, Joanna; two sons, Scott and Robbie. Worship at Navarre United Methodist Church; board member for Children in Crisis, Honorary Commander at the 33rd, Eglin Air Force Base; Air Force Enlisted Village, Horizons, Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida, All Sports Association, Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, American Heart Association, United Way, YMCA and Boys and Girls Club, Gum Creek Lodge in Baker.

Relevant experience: Certified county commissioner by the Florida Association of Counties including area of HR, budgeting, growth management and ethics. Worked in county law enforcement for 18 years, development and rental properties management.

Other education/experience: B.S. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Business Administration from Troy University; served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army; and Emergency Management Certification classes.  

Reason you seek this position:"I am service oriented and helping people is something I really enjoy. Being a commissioner allows me to help people in ways I could not otherwise do.

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