Raffield back, Shoaf appointed to Port Authority

Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 11:20 AM.

Some new blood and some familiar blood were Gov. Rick Scott’s choices for appointment to new terms on the Port St. Joe Port Authority.

Last week Scott reappointed Carl “Eugene” Raffield to the Port Authority while appointing Jason Shoaf to replace Patrick Jones.

The terms of Jones and Raffield expired more than two months ago and there was considerable interest in the appointments, with nearly a dozen applications.

Raffield, 51, returns for another four-year term which will end July 20, 2017.

A vice president of Raffield Fisheries, Inc. Raffield brings a wealth of knowledge about maritime activity but also has deep, generational roots in the community.

“I am glad the governor had the faith in me to put me back on the board,” Raffield said. “I thank him for that.

“I am very passionate about the county and the town I grew up in. When I am dead and gone I want them to remember my name as someone who helped bring jobs to this county.”

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