Okaloosa County Election 2022

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Okaloosa County Primary Elections take place on August 23rd, 2022. With less than three weeks before you decide to cast your vote for the Okaloosa County School Board or Elect a Commissioner to the Okaloosa Board of County Commissioners, you can find more information about them here. 

 

You needed to have registered to vote by July 25th to have the ability to vote in this year’s primary. 

 

If you haven’t and are legally allowed to vote – you can start the registration process in Okaloosa County here

 

While you won’t be able to vote in the primaries, you will still be able to vote in the general elections. 

 

There are primary races for the US House of Representatives, State Senate, and Commissioner of Agriculture – but we at Mid Bay News are going to focus on the Okaloosa County elections for commissioner and school board. They are closer to home and typically have less coverage. 

 

Luckily, for simplicity’s sake, all voters can vote in all countywide races. All voters will be able to bubble in their choice for Okaloosa County Commissioner District 2 – and School Board Member District 1,3, and 5. We’ve asked the candidates to give us a statement about themselves and answer two questions:

 

  1. Why should voters choose me for the office I am running for?
  2. What will success look like at the end of my term in office – what specific goals will I am to accomplish?

In order to learn more about the candidate – click on the photo or button associated with that person!

 

 

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Okaloosa County Commission District Two

CareySue Beasley

CareySue Beasley is an Okaloosa Island resident, retired nurse and multiple business owner. Click below to learn more about this candidate.

Carolyn Ketchel

Carolyn Ketchel has served as the Okaloosa County Commissioner from district two since 2014.

This candidate hasn’t submitted information to Mid Bay News.

Matt Turpin

Matt Turpin is a CPA, Member of the Half Cent Surtax Committee and Local Businessman. Click below to learn more about this candidate. 

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Okaloosa School Board District One

Dr. Lamar White

Dr. Lamar White has spent more than four decades as an educator, administrator and school board member in the Okaloosa County School District. Click below to learn more about this candidate. 

Jerry Buckman

Jerry Buckman is a retired Air Force Veteran with four decades as a airman and civil servant. He serves currently as a substitute teacher for Okaloosa County Schools. Click below to learn more about this candidate. 

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Okaloosa School Board District Three

Linda Evanchyk

Linda Evanchyk is the current school board member from district three and holds a bachelors and masters degree. She was named journalism teacher of the year twice for the State of Florida. Click below to learn more about this candidate. 

Darrell Barnhill

Darrel Barnhill is running for school board in the district three race. He has not submitted information to Mid Bay News. 

 

This candidate hasn’t submitted information to Mid Bay News.

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Okaloosa School Board District Five

Dr. Diane Kelley

Dr. Diane Kelley has spent more than four decades as an educator – all in Okaloosa County. She seeks a second term on the Okaloosa County School Board in the August 23rd Election

Cara Marion

Cara Marion is a United States Air Force Veteran who lives in Niceville and is running for School Board. Read what she wants to do in the school district before the August 23rd election.

 

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