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Candidates for Leon County Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor, District 5 (Photo: Tallahassee Democrat files)

Basic info

Type of race: Non-partisan

What the position does: The Leon County Soil and Water Conservation District is comprised of 5 elected, unpaid supervisors who work together to promote public health through the protection of natural resources.

Who can vote: All registered Leon County voters

What’s next: The race will be decided in the election; the winner will be sworn into office Jan. 5, 2021.

Salary of the position: None

Campaign coverage


James Billingsley

Age: 44

Profession: Government

Qualifications: Eighth generation, lifetime resident of Leon County. Avid sports and outdoors person. Former member of Canopy Roads Citizens Committee and employee of the Florida House and Senate.

Website: None

Q: What is the biggest issue in the race and how would you address it if elected?

A: My primary goal is to promote conservation while ensuring a good working relationship between developers, conservation interests, private land owners and local government.  

Kyle Frost

Age: 26

Profession: Software engineer

Qualifications: 23-year resident of Leon County and consistent advocate for our environmental well-being.


Q:What is the biggest issue in the race and how would you address it if elected?

A: One of the most important issues facing our community is the ever increasing development with little to no consideration for the environmental impact being made on the areas it is occurring in and around. This includes the Canopy development, the Bannerman development, and countless others around the county. As a supervisor, I’d work with other local officials to advocate for better implementations and enforcement of waste water control, sustainable growth practices, and an environment-first approach to any new projects being proposed that could possibly be a detriment to our trails, lakes, and nature areas.


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