Baker County Commission

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Incumbent Commissioner Jimmy Anderson drew 51% of the vote in the August universal primary to win another four-year term in District 2 of the Baker County commission.

But in District 4, incumbent James Bennett won the most votes and will serve another four years.

News4Jax sent a questionnaire to each candidate asking about their background and their views on several issues. Scroll down to read the responses of those seeking your vote in their own words.

Note: Responses are sorted alphabetically and are presented exactly as submitted, with no editing by News4Jax staff.


James Bennett

The incumbent commission member seeking another term has not responded to email and telephone invitations to submit the News4Jax candidate questionnaire.

Eric Hair

Occupation: Insurance Agent

Age: 57

Your family: Married to my wife 35 years in September 2 daughters both married and 3 grandsons

Education: I have a College degree in Turf & Ornamental Science

Political experience: Never Ran for a Political of before

What do you see as the top three issues you’ll likely face while holding this office?

  • The challenge of funds to sustain the needs of the county.
  • The Growth influx to the county that’s coming. That the county road department is underfunded to maintain roads now, which the growth will impact.
  • The lack of funds that are designated to our recreational department.

How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot?

  • I see the needs that we as a community are facing and I also see that as the community grows we are going to be in a catch-up position. I know the import-ants of planning ahead. That’s were we need to be working as a unified Commission board to get our budget set for our needs now and planning for the fundamental growth our county will incur in the very near future.

What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office?

  • Knowing I have left my seat with things better than I found them.That I always listened to the citizen’s that I work for and that I’m always available to listen to their concerns and needs.
  • I want to be transparent to the people of Baker County and to know their voices matter.

Campaign website: Facebook Page Eric Hair for County Commissioner District 4

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