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Newcomer Says "Out with the old, in with the new"

HERNANDO COUNTY – Marvin Baynham is new to politics and has never run for public office, but the 31-year-old firefighter from Weeki Wachee believes people are ready for that kind of change in the Hernando Board of County Commissioners.

According to his campaign website, Baynham is a Christian, husband, father, and conservative who graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development.

Baynham grew up in the tough neighborhoods of Ft Lauderdale and knows first-hand the challenges that people face every day.

Baynham says from a young age he's wanted to contribute to the community and make a positive impact on the lives of others. After graduating from college Baynham did just that by working for the Tampa-based non-profit Comprehensive Community Development (CDC), an organization that helps drive economic development.

Baynham tells R News that one of the main reasons he decided to run against District 3 incumbent John Allocco is because he keeps voting to raise taxes. "Over the past 8 years we have seen a rise in taxes in Hernando County and all the commissioners except Commissioner Steve Champion voted for increases," says Baynham.

Baynham also voiced concerns about overdevelopment in the county and says, "We don't have the infrastructure for what's coming. I advocate for responsible growth."

You can find out more about Marvin Baynham by following this link: baynham4hernando

Burton Melaugh, an NPA (no-party affiliation), and Democrat Luciano Vignali have also filed to run against John Allocco.


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