Brandon Peters, a Democratic candidate for Florida U.S. Congressional District 2, will hold a Gulf County Meet & Greet 7-8:30 p.m. ET Thursday, Aug. 16 in Building A, Gulf Coast State College Gulf/Franklin Campus in Port St. Joe. Peters will discuss his vision for Florida US Congressional District 2 as an advocate for Florida values in Washington. There will also be an opportunity to meet Brandon and take a photo with him. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

A Florida native, Brandon Peters received his undergrad from Princeton and Law Degree from the University of Virginia. He has worked as a civil trial attorney for more than 25 years and taught law students at the Florida A&M University.

Some of Mr. Peters’ issues that impact Gulf County include supporting farming, logging, fishing and agriculture; support of Tyndall AFB and the VA healthcare system; investing in infrastructure; increasing access to vocational training and higher education; and protecting Medicare and Social Security.

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*The Gulf County Democrats are sponsoring a Meet & Greet for Bernadette Hackett, candidate for Gulf County School Board, District 1 8-11 a.m. CT Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Corner Cafe, located at 801 N. Highway 71 in Wewahitchka. Please enjoy coffee and croissants while meeting Hackett and learning more about why she is the best candidate to represent Gulf County District 1 on the School Board. The event is free and open to the public.

Hackett is a long-time resident of White City, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and worked for the Wewahitchka Elementary School in the Even Start program. She has worked as a Psychotherapist in the field of Addiction Treatment for 25 years, including as Director of the Drug Treatment Program in the State Prison in Wewahitchka.