In a statement released today, Jayer Williamson announced that he will not seek re-election for his county commission seat, but instead will seek the District 3 State Representative seat in 2018.
“This may be a surprise to many of you, but it became clear to me the decision I felt most comfortable with is to fulfill my term as commissioner through Nov. 2016, not seek re-election and focus my time and energy to do everything I can to be elected as the next State Representative for district 3,” Williamson said. “I also felt it was best to let this decision be known as soon as possible so the citizens of Santa Rosa County and district one can go through a full election cycle to fully vet our next commissioner.”
In the release, Williamson said being commissioner was one of the most rewarding things he has ever done. “To be honest, I absolutely love it and I know after November 2016 I will miss the daily interaction with citizens and county staff.”
Williamson has filed the necessary paperwork to run the Florida House in 2018.