Nassau County Commission, District 2

Two Republicans are seeking the votes for Nassau County Commission, District 2.

Since no Democratic candidate is running for this seat and there is no opposition in November, this is an open primary that all voters will see on their primary ballot.

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 by party and are presented exactly as submitted, with no editing by News4Jax staff.

  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES

Aaron Bell

Occupation: (No response)

Age: 44

Your family: Wife - Sarah, Son - Matthew, (13), Daughter - Audrey (7)

Education: Masters of Business Administration

Political experience: Incumbent seeking re-election for second term

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

  1. Growth outstripping our infrastructure and resources
  2. Housing is not affordable for many workers and residents
  3. Lack of high wage jobs in Nassau County

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

  • I am experienced in this role. I have managed multi-million dollar budgets and 80 plus employees as CEO of my own business. I am deeply invested in the community - Matthew is in 8th grade and Audrey is in 3rd grade.

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

  • I am doing this to preserve Nassau’s quality of life for my children and your children. We live in a great place but it takes work and courage to keep it that way.

Campaign website: voteaaronbell.com

Campaign’s social media site(s): facebook.com/voteaaronbell


A.M. “Hupp” Huppman

Occupation: Small Business Owner

Age: 55

Your family: (No response)

Education: BA - Managent & HR Management - Western Connecticut State University

Political experience: None

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

  1. Public safety and Infrastructure programs
  2. Properly managing growth and development
  3. Controlling taxation and budgeting

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

  • Allowing Nassau County government to function smoothly and move forward after being mired down by years of battles and litigation.
  • Avoid scandals and negative headlines.
  • Provide my unique leadership and experience in the government and private sectors.
  • Meaningful budget cuts that will make a difference for taxpayers.
  • Focus on cost of living and quality of life.

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

  • Restoring integrity and principled leadership to the Commission.
  • Finding win/win solutions to contentious issues.
  • Reaffirming the public’s trust in the local government.

Campaign website: votehupp.com

Campaign’s social media site(s): facebook.com/votehupp2022/