Nassau County – The Nassau County Professional Firefighters announced this week the endorsement of 3 candidates running for County Commissioner.

The professional group announced its support of local realtor and retired city of Fernandina Beach fire chief Danny Leeper (District 1), local business owner Pat Edwards (District 3), and Public Information Officer for the Property Appraiser’s Office Justin Taylor (District 5).

“It’s important that our commissioners understand the importance of public safety for the citizen’s of Nassau County,” said Matt Waggoner, President of the local professional firefighters. “We believe these guys have a clear understanding of the County’s future and that first responders play a critical role.” Leeper and Edwards are seeking reelection while Taylor is pursuing an open seat. The Republican primary will be held on August 30th.