New board members installed

Three Santa Rosa County commissioners were sworn in for four-year terms Tuesday morning. Incumbent Robert “Bob” Cole is beginning his fourth term, and two commissioners with the same last name, Williamson, are now serving on the board.

“Staff cannot recall another time when two sitting commissioners had the same last names,” Santa Rosa County Public Information Officer Joy Tsubooka said. Although they share a surname, District 1 Commissioner Jayer Williamson and District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson are not related.

County Judge Robert Hilliard, a former District 1 commissioner, administered the commissioners’ Nov. 18 oath of office.

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