A Note From Mid Bay News

Mid Bay News asked all Okaloosa County Commission and School Board Commission candidates to submit more information about themselves ahead of this Summer’s primary election. 

All candidates were asked the two questions below:

  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 aim to accomplish?

Mid Bay News did not edit, alter or otherwise change the responses received from the candidates. 

This Submission is from Okaloosa County Commission Candidate for District 2, Matt Turpin. 

Niceville, Valparaiso, Bluewater Bay and Eglin Air Force Base Residents who are registered to vote regardless of party affiliation can vote in this election. This is a universal primary. 

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Seal of Okaloosa County, Florida

Matt Turpin Candidate Statement

In response to our questions, candidate Matt Turpin responded:


“I am an accomplished and results-oriented Certified Public Accountant with extensive experience and expertise in all facets of business valuation, mergers and acquisitions. I am a partner in multiple businesses ranging from real estate, apparel, restaurant inventory control and consulting.


As a Certified Public Accountant I will bring greater financial transparency and understanding to the voters of Okaloosa County.

  • Certified Public Accountant 
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Certified Mergers and Acquisition Advisor
  • Advocate of Two Term Limits 
  • Pro-Life
  • Pro-Business 
  • Pro-Military 
  • Pro-2nd Amendment 
  • 2019 Chair of the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Current Chair of the County Half Cent Surtax Oversight Committee
  • Eglin Honorary Commander
  • ARC of the Emerald Coast Board member
  • Fort Walton Yacht Club Board member
  • County Water Rental Safety Committee
  • William Augustus Bowles Foundation Board Member
  • Rotary Club of Fort Walton Beach”

For more information you can visit Matt Turpin’s website. 


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Matt Turpin, Candidate for Okaloosa County Commission District Two

Disclosure Statement

Owner of Mid Bay News, Christopher Saul, donated $100 to Matt Turpin’s campaign. 

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