Jarod "J" Leighton

Republican for county commissioner, Dist.3


Hi I'm Jarod Leighton your Republican candidate for Bay County Commissioner, District 3. I am a third-generation Bay County resident, a father of two, a businessman, and YOUR voice in Bay County.

Faith, family and hard work are the values I was brought up to believe in and continue to live by. I grew up in Bay County- attending Northside and Jenks, playing ball at R.L. Turner and H.G. Harders field, and working as a young man on Panama City Beach. I graduated from Bay High School and attended Gulf Coast State College before deciding to enter the world of business.


My professional background stems from many years of service as a local real estate agent where I developed a strong work ethic and a reputation for integrity and honesty. Through my business experience,

I have learned the importance of communication, problem resolution, and business structure. Growing up with exposure to a high level of technology, I applied that same dedication and work ethic to my independent enterprise of developing a transaction management platform for our real estate market. I believe a deep understanding of today's technology will be integral in leading our community into a brighter, more inclusive tomorrow. I will leverage this understanding, and give residents a greater voice on issues that affect them directly.


I am fortunate to share my life with an amazing woman, Yana, and our two beautiful daughters. Like many of you, we were devastated when our home was totaled in the wake of Hurricane Michael. However, that event taught me that we are capable of anything when we work together as a strong community. Sometimes adversity brings out the best in us, and following the storm, I saw the most beautifully united county on earth. This level of unity, trust, and compassion is one of the primary reasons I want my girls to grow up in Bay County. I truly love Bay County and want to lead us into tomorrow with a vision of what I know we can be. I believe I am the best conduit for the beliefs and desires of our community and pledge to be YOUR voice.

Believe in a Better Bay, On August 18th, vote for "J".

Thank you for your support, Jarod


Change You Can Believe In

​As a third generation Bay County resident, I care deeply about our county.

We have all faced incredible challenges over the past few years, but this adversity has helped us come together as a strong community. Things are improving, but there is much more work to be done. I believe change will only occur when we actively participate, which is why I am running to be your county commissioner.


I believe communities thrive when the citizens have a voice,

which is why I pledge to speak up and fight for the issues that are important to you.

I believe our children will have more opportunity to live and work in Bay County

if we invest in that vision today.


I am not a career politician, but I am a leader who knows how to listen, learn,

and plan a trajectory for growth. By working together, I believe we can set a course toward a brighter future for our families and future generations. I believe in a better Bay! I am committed to representing you and would consider it an honor and

a privledge to earn your vote.


Together we can make a difference!



Technological Growth

I believe we need to look for new solutions to old problems. Using the Internet of Things; IOT, sensing technology, data analytics and promoting IT hubs and find remote work opportunities.

Honesty- Openness

I will promote a releationship that is transparent, participatory and collaborative. The residents of this county will have input on issues of importance, as well as improved access to their representatives.

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I pledge to make sound financial decisions on behalf of our tax payers. I will work for you to keep property taxes down while continuing to fund improvements that benefit the people who live here.


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