Jeff Hendry, the Executive Director of the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government, has filed to run for the Leon County Commission in 2020. Hendry is running for the County’s At Large Group 1 seat which is currently held by Mary Ann Lindley, who announced she will not seek another term.
The Leon County Supervisor of Elections website shows that David Hawkins, Erik Michael David and Melissa Villar have previously filed to run for the seat.
In a press release, Hendry said, “Leon County has always been home for me. I’ve been blessed to have found great professional and personal opportunities in our community, and now I want to work relentlessly to make sure every neighbor in every zip code can do the same.”
Hendry is a graduate of Godby High School and received a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University.
Hendry believes his work with local governments over the last thirty years provides a unique perspective about governance. “My experience has told me that good governance happens when communities marry a strong ethical foundation with strategic decision making and that is what I aim to bring to the Leon County Commission,” said Hendry.
In the campaign press release, Hendry praised the efforts of Commissioner Lindley with regards to job training.
“Our community has been blessed to have a great public steward in Mary Ann Lindley these past eight years. Her work on job training and launching Leon Works has been impactful and my aim will be to continue that tradition while pursuing an agenda focused on creating expanded and practical career opportunities for Leon County residents,” said Hendry.
Hendry is married and a father of two and has managed for the past 20 years the Capital Tiger Bay Club.