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Here’s a look at the candidates who have pre-filed for 2024 Okaloosa County elections

As of May 30th, several candidates have pre-filed to run in the 2024 Okaloosa County elections for various positions, including County Commissioner, School Board, and City Council seats in Crestview and […]

As of May 30th, several candidates have pre-filed to run in the 2024 Okaloosa County elections for various positions, including County Commissioner, School Board, and City Council seats in Crestview and Destin.

In the race for County Commissioner, District 1, Paul Mixon (incumbent) and De’Carlo Garcia have pre-filed. 

  • The District 3 seat (currently filled by Nathan Boyles) has drawn five candidates so far: Andrew Rencich, Sherri Cox, Wade Merritt, Keri Pitzer, and Heath Rominger. 
  • Drew Palmer and Mary Anne Windes have pre-filed for the District 5 seat (currently filled by Mel Ponder).

For the School Board, District 2, Dewey Parker Destin and David Schmidt have been heavy on the campaign trail. 

In Crestview, the City Council Group 1 race includes Shannon D Hayes and Frederick Butts, while Erik Register, April Rencich, and Brandon Kenneth Frost have pre-filed for the Group 2 seat.

The Destin City Council race has attracted five candidates: Mike Jones, John Stephens (incumbent), Kevin Schmidt (incumbent), Teresa Hebert (incumbent), and Rodney Braden.

The qualifying period for the 2024 election will run from noon on June 10 to noon on June 14, 2024. The Primary Election is scheduled for August 20, 2024, and the General Election will take place on November 5, 2024.

Residents are encouraged to visit GoVote Okaloosa for more information about the upcoming election and how to register to vote.

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