Harry 'Kin' Weaver

Harry ‘Kin’ Weaver Jr. is running for the District 4 county commission seat.

LIVE OAK — Longtime District 4 home and property owner Harry K. “Kin” Weaver Jr., a Republican, announces his candidacy for the District 4 County Commission seat.

The only vote in the District 4 race will take place Aug. 28 in the primary. Because there are no Democrats in the race, all four Republican candidates will face off Aug. 28 in a universal election where all voters in District 4 regardless of their party affiliation may vote in this race. The winner will be determined Aug. 28 as the candidate with the most votes.

“I am asking for your vote during this one-time vote for this very important county commission seat that serves Suwannee County residents from US 129 east to the Columbia County line and south to CR 252 and thereabouts,” Weaver said. “This is a very important election for District 4 to select the candidate who has the most experience, the best ability to make important decisions that touch every resident and has shown throughout his life he has the ability to make good decisions after thoroughly investigating each and every issue. I am the only candidate who has had a 34-year career in law enforcement doing just that successfully. I believe I am the best candidate and the most qualified.”

Weaver points out that many District 4 voters have known him almost all of his life and can make their judgments on voting for him based on that knowledge.

“I have served my community through law enforcement and continue to do so today where making good decisions based on fact is absolutely required,” he said.

Weaver, 58, purchased his District 4 property on County Road 136A in 1988 where he built his home and farming operation, Weaver Cattle Company & Custom Hay business.

As a county resident with a great interest in providing better job opportunities for District 4 residents and other Suwannee countians, Weaver believes the county should not add more taxes but spend more wisely. Weaver emphasizes his voice will always be honest and fair for District 4 and all of Suwannee County if elected as District 4’s County Commissioner.

“I don’t believe you can borrow your way out of debt,” he said.

Weaver has based his campaign on “Values Matter,” Families Matter,” and “Taxes Matter.” He has made it clear throughout this campaign that he will not change his values and principles to get elected and will remain true to his values and principals once elected.

This is Weaver’s second bid for the District 4 County Commission seat.

Weaver, born in Tallahassee, came to Suwannee County at age 2 to live at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch with his parents, Harry K. Weaver Sr. and Jacky Weaver, when his dad was hired to run this honored home for boys in need of a home. Weaver grew up, graduated from Suwannee High School, attended ABAC College in Georgia and North Florida Community College where he earned an AS degree in criminal justice.

He is a graduate of the 1981 62nd FHP Recruit School where he became a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper. After 34 years of service to the state of Florida, he retired as an FHP Master Corporal with nine years’ experience as a homicide investigator serving in Suwannee and surrounding counties.

When he retired and ended his FHP career, Weaver continued his farm operation and community service. He farms while continuing to serve as a volunteer Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office reserve deputy with four years of service, is a member of the Florida Association of State Troopers/Troop B Board of Directors, North Florida Cattlemen’s Association Board and as a member of the Suwannee Bulldogs Quarterback Club. He is also a past president of the Suwannee County Cattlemen’s Association and a member of the American Association of State Troopers.

In addition, Weaver serves on various boards and committees locally which work to provide a broader look at area highway improvements and better communications equipment for local law enforcement.

He believes he is already up-to-date on many county issues including the chip seal highway paving program which is currently benefitting Suwannee County. Weaver believes this program will be very important to District 4 in the coming years.

Weaver has a keen interest in Suwannee County where he chose to make his permanent home with his wife of more than 35 years, Virginia Weaver. They raised sons Jabe Weaver, Hal Weaver and Lee Weaver here in Suwannee County. Lee and his wife Kris and their two children, Kaden and Reece Weaver, live out of state but return to Suwannee County frequently.

Republican District 4 County Commission candidate Harry K. “Kin” Weaver Jr. is proud to be a District 4 and Suwannee County resident and humbly asks for your vote and support in this one time election Aug. 28, 2018, for this commission seat.

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