Doug Underhill

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Doug Underhill
Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill
Escambia County Commissioner (Florida)
Assumed office
November 4, 2014
Preceded byGene Valentino
Personal details
Born (1969-06-07) June 7, 1969 (age 53)
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Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Wendy Underhill
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Arkansas
OccupationU.S. Naval Reserves
WebsiteCampaign website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy

Doug Underhill was born June 7, 1969, and is a Republican member of the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners representing the county's 2nd, which is parts of Escambia County. He has served on the Escambia Board of County Commissioners since his election to this board in November 2014, where he defeated the Democratic challenger by 64.97% of the vote. In the Republican primary of that election, he defeated the incumbent Gene Valentino by 62.51% of the vote.[1] He served as Vice-Chairman of the Board during 2015-2016, and as Chairman of the Board from 2016 to 2017. In his 2018 reelection campaign, he won by 56.26% of the vote.[2] During his time on the Board of County Commissioners, he has focused on offering residents an open, understandable, and resilient local government body as well as conservation and fiscal responsibility. Currently, Jonathan Owens serves as his commissioner's aide and Connor Mann is his Intern. His current term will expire in November 2022 and he has announced that he will not be seeking reelection.

Early life and career[edit]

Growing up in a Navy family and while serving, Underhill has lived in numerous counties, cities, and countries. However, he has chosen to call Escambia County his home. Currently, he resides in Perdido Key with his wife and two sons. At the height of the Gulf War while at the University of Arkansas he joined the Navy and has been with them ever since.

Volunteering and politics[edit]

The commissioner has served his community as a baseball and basketball coach, in numerous positions with the Boy Scouts of America, and as a Trustee at the Perdido Bay United Methodist Church. During the nationwide covid pandemic he pushed for escambiains is push against a mask mandate.[3]

Electoral history[edit]

2014[edit]

Escambia County Commission, District 2 Republican primary election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Underhill 2,788 62.51%
Republican Gene Valentino (incumbent) 1,672 37.49%
Total votes 4,460 100%
Escambia County Commission, District 2 general election, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Underhill 10,660 64.97%
Democratic Deb Moore 5,747 35.03%
Total votes 16,407 100%
Republican hold

2018[edit]

Escambia County Commission, District 2 Republican primary election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Underhill 3,265 51.68%
Republican Alan McMillan) 3,053 48.32%
Total votes 6,318 100%
Escambia County Commission, District 2 general election, 2018[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Underhill 12,298 56.26%
Democratic Scott Trotter 9,561 21,859%
Total votes 21,859 100%
Republican hold

Personal life[edit]

Underhill has two kids from His first wife. He is married to Wendy Underhill. He and Wendy live in Escambia County.

References[edit]

  1. Johnson, Rob (August 26, 2014). "Underhill beats Valentino in Escambia County Commission District 2 race". Pensacola News Journal.
  2. Little, Jim (November 6, 2018). "Doug Underhill re-elected to Escambia County Commission District 2 seat". Pensacola News Journal.
  3. Little, Jim (July 27, 2020). "Underhill under fire for calling on national anti-mask group to lobby". Pensacola News Journal.
  4. "Escambia County Election Night Results". www.enr.elections.fl.org/ESC?.
  5. "Escambia County Election Night Results". www.enr.elections.fl.org/ESC?.
  6. "Escambia County Election Night Results". www.enr.elections.fl.org/ESC?.
  7. "Escambia County Election Night Results". www.enr.elections.fl.org/ESC?.

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Preceded by
Gene Valentino
Member of the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners (Florida)
from the 2nd district

2014–present
Incumbent


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