Three candidates vie for clerk of court/comptroller

Clerk of Court candidates
Graphic by BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 12:23 PM.

CRESTVIEW — With Okaloosa Clerk of Court Don Howard's retirement, three candidates are vying for the position.

They shared their backgrounds and platforms with the News Bulletin.

 

CHARLES BAUGH JR.

Personal:spouse, Roslyn; and children, Charles III, Nicholas and Candice. Member: Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Crestview, Okaloosa County Republican Executive Committee, Okaloosa County Republican Club, North Okaloosa Republican Club, African American Community Leaders Alliance of Okaloosa County, Okaloosa Citizens Alliance and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Received the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Dr. W.J. "Doc" Burrows Citizen of the Year Award.

Relevant experience:"Possessing federal (military), municipal and private-sector management experiences makes me uniquely different from my opponents. My diversified work experience has exposed me to wide-ranging challenges in managing, leading and solving complex issues for over 33 years. I bring the best practices in managing and supervising personnel while simultaneously motivating individuals to provide exceptional job performance. Unlike my opponents, I have the benefit of working with multi-governmental and private sector records and financial management systems."

Other education/experience:Former Crestview councilman; director, Florida League of Cities; president, Northwest Florida and Okaloosa County League of Cities; and member, Okaloosa-Walton and Northwest Florida Regional Transportation Planning Organization. Associates degrees: Community College of the Air Force; Information Systems Technology and Aircraft Avionics Systems, and attended the University of Florida with 96 semester hours in Nuclear Engineering Sciences. Completed numerous military leadership and private-sector management courses. Attended FSU's Florida Institute of Government's Elected Municipal Officials Course.



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