County Commissioner District 1 (St John’s County)
County Commissioner District 1 (St John’s County)
Recommendation: Joe McAnarney Why: Both candidates speak of similar priorities of smart growth and wanting to bring jobs to SJC. McAnarney stresses high paying non-retail jobs, the problem of overcrowded schools, and adding parks. And taking advantage of his knowledge as an architect regarding land use & planning. Whitehurst owns 2 jewelry repair shops and stresses getting government out of the way, school safety, and helping veterans.
Christian Whitehurst (Rep)
Christian Whitehurst, 38, a Republican and Julington Creek resident, owns two Fast Fix Jewelry & Watch Repair shops, one at the St. Johns Town Center and the other at the Avenues Mall. He has served as vice chair of the Republican Executive Committee in St. Johns County.
Joe McAnarney (Dem)
McAnarney, 74, a Julington Creek resident for more than 15 years, “is a retired architect and planner with 40 years of experience in planning and zoning standards,” according to his biography.
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