Bobby Beasley was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1952. His family moved to Walton County, FL in 1958. Bobby graduated from Walton High School, Pensacola Junior College, and attended the University of West Florida. He was married to Melissa Infinger Beasley. They have two sons, Bryan of Seaside, FL and Bo of New York, NY. Melissa was the Supervisor of Elections in Walton County from 1999 until her untimely death in 2003. Bobby was appointed to finish her term on November 10, 2003 by Governor Bush. He was elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2006, 2010, and 2014. On February 28, 2009, Bobby married Susan Kennedy. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church in DeFuniak Springs, and serves on the administrative board. He is a certified Supervisor of Elections, a Master Florida Certified Elections Professional (MFCEP), and has served on the board of directors of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) as well as other committees in the organization. He has been a team captain for Relay-for-Life and held the title for the fastest derby car two years in a row. Bobby is active in the Kiwanis Club, serving as president during 2008-2009, as well as many other civic organizations. He is involved in the mentoring program for the local high school. He is a business owner, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and the Republican Clubs of North and South Walton County. When not working, Bobby enjoys traveling, hunting, fishing, golf, collegiate sports, and the arts.
A Message From Bobby:
The right to vote is one of the most cherished liberties available to Americans, but with it comes a great deal of responsibility. Many Americans have fought and died to protect these freedoms. Your right to vote ensures that our government is "of the people, by the people, and for the people". Democracy works best when everyone participates in it. We are committed to helping you exercise your right to vote so you can make your voice heard at the polls. This website packed with valuable information and resources is one more way that we can help you make your voice heard. Please visit this site often for updated information on elections, important deadlines, candidates, and much more. I welcome your feedback and am willing to help you in any way I can.
I have found over many years of working with the public, owning a business, and serving as Walton County Supervisor of Elections that common sense and hard work will usually get the job done. This does not mean that honesty and doing the right thing at all times, are not just as important. Surrounding yourself with good people and treating them right is also very important. Trust and mutual respect is mandatory in successful operations of any organization. We have a hard working staff, over 200 dedicated poll workers, an efficient canvassing board, and the best voters who do a tremendous job in every election.
As Supervisor of Elections, I promise to never compromise integrity or principles that the public expects of an elected official. Constitutional Officers are sworn to support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States and of the State of Florida. Strict laws, guidelines, and security procedures must be followed to ensure fair elections. This is where we as voters have a great deal of responsibility. Almost everything we do is a reflection of the people elected to office; they create the laws and regulations of everyday life. You can make a difference by knowing candidates, issues, and participating in government. Remember that "your vote is your voice" to ensure a bright future for yourself, your children, and grandchildren. I believe in fair, honest elections where every vote is counted correctly and considered sacred. I believe in freedom, and most people know what it is to live the American dream and keep those dreams alive. It was an honor to work almost six years as a volunteer in Walton County Elections with my former wife, Melissa Beasley, (Walton County Supervisor of Elections, 1998-2003). That experience along with the experience and training as Supervisor of Elections has proved invaluable in running secure, accurate, honest, and problem free elections in Walton County. It is an honor to work hard and serve as your Walton County Supervisor of Elections. Remember to Vote! Democracy works best when everyone participates in it!