Hamman holds onto BOCC position
Lee County voters decided to stick with the sitting District 4 commissioner in Tuesday’s election.
Incumbent Brian Hamman won 62.64 percent of the total votes cast in the general election, holding onto the District 4 seat on the Lee County Board of County Commissioners. His challenger, Democrat Debbie Jordan, took home 37.36 percent of the votes, according to the Lee County Elections Office.
“I am so grateful to the voters of Lee County for putting their trust and their confidence in me,” Hamman said Tuesday.
He was appointed to the seat last year after the resignation of former Commissioner Tammy Hall.
Hamman noted that he and the other commissioners have worked hard since then.
“The Board of County Commissioners has worked really well over the last year,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us.”
According to Hamman, Lee County is estimated to have a population over 1 million by 2035.
“We’ve got to grow our infrastructure the right way,” he said. “We’ve got to make sure those folks have jobs and schools.”
Hamman pointed out that he is only 33 years old and he and his wife are raising a family.
“I’ve really worked hard to be a voice for the working family,” he said. “I want to make sure businesses, including our small businesses, have an opportunity to thrive.”
A priority for Hamman will be looking for ways to be more efficient, while lowering spending.
“I’m a fan of limited government,” he said. “I’ll be looking for ways to help the citizens of Lee County get the government out of their lives.”
“We’ve got to keep up the momentum we’ve got started,” Hamman said.
While Jordan did not take home the title of commissioner Tuesday, she still called it a win.
“I believe we won in our district,” she said. “In four years, we’ll be back again.”
She thanked the voters and of all the volunteers on her campaign.
“We wanted to make sure that the people – the working class people – did have representation and had a voice,” Jordan said. “I’m just thankful for those who did come out.”
As for her opponent, she said she hopes that Hamman stays true to his campaign promises.
“I would love for him to do what he is stating, that he is for the people, not the developers,” Jordan said. “That he is going to keep his word about the 20/20 because we will hold him accountable.”