Wes is a 30-year resident of Okaloosa County, a USMC veteran and a Registered Republican running as an NPA (Non-Party Affiliate) for Okaloosa County Commissioner in District 5. Wes is also a local event promoter with over 45 years of business experience and has promoted the annual Emerald Coast Home and Boat Show for the past 20 years.
For nearly thirty years, Wes has worked with numerous businesses, civic and Chamber of Commerce organizations, community leaders, promoted many business expos, home shows, health fairs, boat shows and other events in this area. He has also published three magazines and coordinated the sale and production of maps for the Destin Chamber of Commerce and the Okaloosa County TDC. Wes is also an advertising, sales and marketing professional having worked with over 1500 business owners, chamber directors and professionals from Panama City to Pensacola. Wes is a member of all Okaloosa area Chambers of Commerce and has promoted more events at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center than most area promoters or organizations in Northwest Florida.
Over the past two years Wes has partnered in events with the Greater FWB Chamber of Commerce and raised over $17,000 for One Hopeful Place and four other non-profits: Homes For Heroes, the Fort Walton Beach Kiwanis Club, Children In Crisis and Special Olympics Florida. This year, the home show event will offer Free Admission to the public and support a number of other non-profit organizations.