Meet Jarod Leighton!

Updated: Jun 16, 2020

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. 

“I believe in a better Bay”

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 indiependent 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,


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