District 4

Candidates air views on county’s development, economic growth

Candidates air views on county’s development, economic growth

Precinct 34, an initiative to improve voter turnout in the Navarre area, brought together more than a dozen candidates for a variety of offices to debate the issues April 17. The main event of the Precinct 34 Candidate Forum involved the County Commission race. Two of the board’s five seats are up for election, including […]

New candidate announced for District 4 County Commissioner

New candidate announced for District 4 County Commissioner

Until Friday, current District 4 County Commissioner Rob Williamson was unchallenged for re-election to that seat in 2018. However, a new candidate has thrown his hat in the ring. David Piech, who resides on Admiral Street in Holley by the Sea, announced his candidacy with the Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections office. Raised in Chicago, […]

Holley by the Sea may lose LOST funds

Holley by the Sea may lose LOST funds

Millions in improvements to drainage in Holley by the Sea (HBTS) could lose a funding opportunity following the second meeting of the Board of County Commissioners to discuss the future of the new local option sales tax (LOST) funds. Commission Chairman and District 4 representative Rob Williamson recommended that the commission look at cutting the […]

Rob Williamson hosts listening tour

Rob Williamson hosts listening tour

District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson is hosting a county-wide listening tour now through early August. Residents are encouraged to attend one of five meetings scheduled in each voting district to discuss issues that impact their community and the county as a whole: Tuesday, July 21, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Pace Chamber of Commerce […]

Williamson suspends turtle center funding

Williamson suspends turtle center funding

Santa Rosa District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson isn’t satisfied that the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center has answered all his questions related to county fund expenditures, so he moved June 11 to suspend further payments to the organization. Cinnamon Holderman, president of organization, said she was “blind sided” by Williamson’s move, stating he has never asked her […]

Mr. Williamson goes to Washington

Mr. Williamson goes to Washington

Our freshman county commissioner, Rob Williamson, flew to Washington, D.C., April 13 and returned April 16 with $2,745.11 in receipts. He flew Delta Airlines for $917.20. A roundtrip flight from Northwest Florida Regional Airport to D.C. midweek is around $345. That’s planning a month in advance. The county made Williamson’s arrangements four days prior to […]

Commissioners approve preliminary plat for large subdivision

Commissioners approve preliminary plat for large subdivision

Santa Rosa County Commissioners March 26 approved the preliminary plat for a large subdivision planned for Soundside Drive. Critics say stormwater issues in the low-lying area could be problematic. “Water quality folks are very concerned; so am I,” District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson said at the board’s March 23 committee meeting. “I’ll be interested in […]

Survey: Traffic safety, flood management top concerns

Survey: Traffic safety, flood management top concerns

District 4 residents cited traffic safety and congestion as their number one concern according to a survey distributed by Santa Rosa County Commissioner Rob Williamson. More than 1,000 citizens participated in the survey, and Williamson will use the data to help him outline a plan for district improvements. “The people have spoken up,” Williamson said […]

Commissioner to host District 4 meetings

Commissioner to host District 4 meetings

County Commissioner Rob Williamson is hosting two opportunities to discuss topics of interest with District 4 residents. The March meetings will have a basic agenda with the commissioner outlining the results of the recent District 4 survey and the overall goals of his district improvement plan, followed by an open discussion of attendees’ questions, comments […]

Williamson looks to residents to set priorities

Williamson looks to residents to set priorities

District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson invites residents of Holley, Navarre and Navarre Beach to play an active role in developing an improvement plan for District 4 by completing a survey to help identify and prioritize the most important issues facing the community. The four-question survey is available at www.santarosa.fl.gov/bocc/district4survey.cfm. Paper copies of the survey can also […]

Holley By the Sea hosts candidates

Holley By the Sea hosts candidates

All but one candidate vying to be Santa Rosa County Commissioner for District 2 or District 4 participated May 29 in a candidates forum hosted by Holley By the Sea. Forum moderator Billy Neal said he wasn’t surprised by the turnout based on the importance of the area to those seeking election. “Holley By the Sea […]

Candidates file financial reports

Candidates file financial reports

Not surprisingly, the can­didate who has been in the District 4 race the longest, Rob Williamson, has the most campaign contributions so far. Williamson pre-filed to run last summer and made early monetary gains as the sole candidate. According to the reports, 41 percent of Williamson’s contributions came from San­ta Rosa County.The itemized campaign reports […]