DeSantis fills Alachua County commission seat

Less than two years after losing to former Commissioner Mary Alford in the November 2020 election, Raemi Eagle-Glenn will fill Alford’s vacant seat on the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).

Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Eagle-Glenn to the BOCC on Thursday after Alford resigned in mid May. Eagle-Glenn will hold the District 1 seat until voters select the next commissioner this Fall.

Last month, Eagle-Glenn mentioned seeking the empty seat in a Facebook post. 

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“Should I seek an appointment to Commissioner Mary Alford’s seat upon her resignation? She was never meant to be there,” Eagle-Glenn said on Facebook. 

Eagle-Glenn earned her juris doctorate from UF in 2011 and has worked in solo practice for Eagle-Glenn Law since then. She also graduated with a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Central Florida and owns Everything Mac Inc.

“Her direction in life is to protect people from the powerful and to hold businesses, individuals, and governments accountable to citizens,” the Eagle-Glenn Law website says. 

Eagle-Glenn also serves as GOP State Committeewoman, taking over the role from Mildred Russell who DeSantis appointed to the school board. Eagle-Glenn supported DeSantis’ appointment of Russell in August 2021. 

According to the DeSantis’ press release, she is a part of the Florida Bar and Republican National Lawyers Association.

 

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