Flagler County Commission, District 2

Three Republicans are running for this seat. Because no Democrat signed up to run, the August primary is open to all voters.

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.

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

  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES

Denise Calderwood

This candidate has not responded to email and telephone invitations to submit the News4Jax candidate questionnaire.


Gregory L. Hansen

Occupation: Flagler County Commissioner

Age: 75

Your family: Spouse: Linda; Daughter: Regan

Education: BS from the United States Naval Academy; MS, Finance from the Naval Postgraduate School

Political experience: 6 years as County Commissioner

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

  1. Beach replenishment
  2. County Resiliency
  3. Health care (Mental health)

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

  • My leadership experience and the ability to get the job done

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

  • Stabilizing the entire 18 miles of Flagler County beaches.

Campaign website: Elect Hansen.com

Campaign’s social media site(s): Facebook


Janet O. McDonald

Occupation: Educator, Neurodevelopmental Therapist & Instructor

Age: 72

Your family: Dennis (H 47 yrs) & 3 successful adult children

Education: Muhlenberg College ‘72 BA; Lehigh University MEd ‘75; DSC ‘10 LMT (MA64436)

Political experience: Serving as D2 member on Flagler County School Board ‘14-current

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

  • Establishing effective intergovernmental relations for revalued impact fee structure that protects ad valorum taxpayers, to support education and County core services; Recentering the legal department; Long-range planning by representatives who respect the taxpayers, natural assets, & are free of high-density bias.

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

  • Over my 8 years on the School Board, I uniquely work for the needs of all students, residents & tax payers, not special interests. I am prepared for all issues and have demonstrated timely communication and responsive service during my 8 years as a School Board member. I applaud the beneficial programs and student opportunities that have begun during my years as I work for the best opportunities for all! I believe service to the community as a FC Commissioner is only directed to improved opportunities and service to others....leave it better than how you found it.

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

  • ...that the culture of Flagler County was enhanced by responsible and ethical development, done with respect and care by protecting the natural and historical treasures that are unique to Flagler, in order to attract businesses and professionals who provide career opportunities for our graduates and make it the Best Small County in Florida with beaches on the east to farms and open spaces on the west, with unique Hammock and natural trails throughout...& guarantee a “Real Florida” feel.

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