The election season is upon us and while the focus may seem to be on the White House, there is a very important election right here at home. There are five county commission seats in Walton County and three of them are up for grabs; District 1 (including Hammock Bay) currently represented by Bill Chapman, District 3 (including Mossy Head and the north west portion of Defuniak Springs) represented by Bill Imfeld and District 1 (South Walton) represented by Cindy Meadows. All three incumbents are being challenged, likely because people either see too much change and want it to stop or because they want to make sure the change is managed properly. It’s already become an intense race and like the weather, things are just heating up. Click here for more info on the candidates.
We are asking our residents to get out and vote. Of course, we won’t tell you who to vote for, just that you are constitutionally guaranteed the right to vote. If you want to control the destiny of your community, you must let your voice be heard. Two very important dates to remember are August 30th and November 8th. The primary election is on August 30th and will be the election that determines who will be on the ballot come November. Make sure you are registered to vote; you can click here to get all the information concerning the election. There are numerous issues impacting our county and this election is as important as it gets for determining our future.
Here are the candidates running for commissioner:
Incumbent Bill Chapman (R)
Bill Fletcher (R)
Richard Bryan (no party)
David Kramer (R)
Incumbent Bill Imfeld (R)
Melanie Nipper (R)
John Dixon (R)
Vickie Ann Bivarttas (No party – she is a write in and will not be on the ticket)
Incumbent Cindy Meadows (R)
Tony Anderson (R)
Amy Wise-Coble (no party)
There are also seats open for Superintendent of Schools, Tax Collector and School Board, among others. So, consider getting out to vote! Click here to help you navigate the upcoming elections. Click here for some info on the candidates. And click here for all things Walton County.