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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mrs. Sherry Campbell, A Resident of Crestview, Wants to be District 5 State Representative

Okaloosa County Commissioner Hopes to Serve as Representative By Sid Riley
Crestview, Florida resident and Okaloosa County Commissioner, Sherry Campbell has announced her intention to run as a Republican candidate for the position of State Representative, District Five. District Five includes all of Washington and Holmes Counties as well as portions of Okaloosa, Walton, and northern Jackson County.
Mrs. Campbell has a BS in Business Administration and a Major in Accounting from the University of Florida. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is owner of Sherry Campbell Accounting. She also has experience as a public school teacher. She serves on the Board of Directors for Premier Community Bank, belongs to the Florida Association of Counties, West Florida Regional Planning Council Board, School Readiness Coalition Board, as well as many charitable and school related organizations. She is married to Dr. David Campbell, they have three children and three grandchildren (the third was born this week).
Sherry states that the reason she has decided to seek the office of State Representative is her desire to serve the citizens of the North Florida. She feels her twenty-nine years of professional business experience combines with her political experience from serving as County Commissioner for Okaloosa County qualifies her for the position.
She is a proponent of affordable government, and hopes to better promote the interest of Northwest Florida from Tallahassee. She hopes to strengthen the role and prominence of the Northwest Florida Legislative Delegation in our State government. She also is concerned about availability and affordability of good health care for our children and seniors. She wants to help resolve the existing property insurance crisis that exists in Florida. She is against Florida taxpayers being forced to fund benefits for illegal aliens.
She favors school vouchers and school choice for the families of Florida. She also feels that the class size restrictions should allow more local school district input as they are implemented. The existing methods of implementation often create excessive and unnecessary extra costs for the school systems. She is also a proponent of developing alternate water sources to better accommodate growth in Northwest Florida.
Mrs. Campbell can be reached at

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