Outgoing Santa Rosa County Commission Chairman Jim Melvin not only left a mark for himself as a member of the board, but also he carried on a family legacy of public service. Upon leaving office, Melvin’s receiving appreciation from the board and praise from a local government watchdog.
“It was a true honor to serve,” said Melvin, who represented District 4 and was the third generation of his paternal family to serve in public office
Melvin’s father, the late Judge Woodrow M. Melvin, served as mayor of Milton then in the Florida legislature, in both the House of Representatives and Senate, before later serving more than two decades as a circuit judge for the First Judicial Circuit.
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