MEET THE CANDIDATES: 2 challenge Laurel Hill incumbent

Published: Monday, March 4, 2013 at 04:07 PM.

JOAN SMITH

Personal: Lived in Laurel Hill since 1975; widowed three years ago from husband, Harvel. Has four children who graduated from Laurel Hill School. Attend South Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Relevant experience:Former city council president, current mayor, vice president of North Okaloosa League of Cities, on the board of the Northwest Florida League of Cities. Lobbied in Tallahassee with League of Cities.

Other education/experience:Attended First Amendment Foundation seminars on Government in Sunshine, Ethics, and related good-government topics.

Reason you seek this position:I want to serve the people of Laurel Hill on the legislative side of government as opposed to the administrative side. I don’t need credit; I'm not a credit-taking person. I just want to do my job and serve my neighbors.

Biggest issue this position faces and how you plan to address it: Acquiring grants to improve our city roads and infrastructure. We've made mistakes in the past and we need to correct them.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or brianh@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.



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