In yesterday’s newsletter
, I included the news that State Rep. Mel Ponder has decided to seek the District 5 Okaloosa County Commission seat in 2020.
While Ponder has is own set of candidates to compete with, the race for his house seat now has two candidates in addition to retired Okaloosa County Judge T. Patterson Maney.
According to The Destin Log
, Niceville businessman Jonathan Tallman (who is running for the same County Commissioner’s seat as Ponder at the moment) said that if Ponder follows through he will drop out of the commission race and seek state office.
The other candidate to join the race is county Republican State Committeewoman Sandra Atkinson.
Current salary: $29,697.00 for this seat.