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DeSantis selects Husband for Gulf County Commission

Gov. Ron DeSantis has named the replacement for County Commissioner Billy Traylor, who died shortly after being elected in November of last year.

Lloyd “Jack” Husband III, the president of Southeastern Consulting Engineers, Inc. and the current engineer for the City of Wewahitchka, will take over his term as the District 2 commissioner.

He currently serves on the Gulf County Economic Development Administration and is a previous member of the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce. Husband earned his associate degree from Gulf Coast State College and his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Florida State University.

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper NonDoc.com during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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