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WJHG | A Day in Court
Gulf County Sheriff, Michael Hammond, says he's pleased with the conviction.
WJHG | New Gulf County Sheriff
Gulf County's new Sheriff Michael Hammond is already on the job Tuesday night.Gov.Jeb Bush appointed Hammond to fill the vacancy Monday.
Some of those I talked tonight are looking forward to the next year with 29-year old Michael Hammond
at the helm; others say this coming year is a trial basis only. The new Sheriff Michael Hammond spent most of day in Tallahassee doing paperwork, then returned home to swear-in his deputies this evening.Hammond tried to calm any concerns about his appointment, saying the transition should be smooth despite differences from former Sheriff Frank McKeithan.
I feel my experience with administration will help me fill his
big shoes," Hammond
is no stranger to politics.In 1992, then 18-year-old Hammond
was elected to the Gulf County Commission
, one of the youngest in state history.At 29, he's now the state's youngest sheriff, something that worries some of his constituents.
understands there are those with reservations, but he
has a year to prove himself.After that, he
says the voters can decide next November if they want him to stay in the job.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal: Florida
Michael L. Hammond succeeds Frank McKeithen, whom Bush appointed sheriff in neighboring Bay County to replace Guy Tunnell.
, 29, of White City, has been a building official in the Florida Panhandle county since 1998.He has a law enforcement certificate from Chipola Junior College in 1995 and served as a sheriff's deputy and jail and court supervisor from 1996-1998. Hammond was elected as a Gulf County commissioner in 1992 and served one four-year term. He was a month away from graduating from Faith Christian School in Port St. Joe when he announced his candidacy.
That was three months before he
turned 18 and became eligible to run for the seat his
father, Eric, once sought and lost. Hammond
finished second to an incumbent commissioner by 31 votes in a three-way Democratic primary, but then easily won a runoff and defeated an independent candidate in the general election.
Sheriff Michael Hammond To Run For Gulf Co. Sheriff - Gulf County Florida news story from StarFL.com, The Star
Sheriff Michael Hammond To Run For Gulf Co. SheriffSheriff Michael Hammond To Run For Gulf Co.Sheriff - Gulf County Florida news story from StarFL.com, The Star
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From the Apr 1, 2004 issue of The Star Sheriff Michael Hammond To Run For Gulf Co.
is a life-long resident of Gulf County and no stranger to community service.Hammond joined the Sheriff's Auxiliary in 1993 and since then has served as a Reservist, full-time Deputy and Jail Administrator for the Sheriff's Office.ÊA former County Commissioner and County Building Official and current volunteer Fire Fighter in White City, he has dedicated nearly thirteen years to serving Gulf County.
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors
Secretary: Michael Hammond - Gulf County