The race for Panama City Beach Mayor is heating up, with eight people hoping to be elected. Mayor Gayle Oberst can not seek re-election due to term limits in the city. One of those candidates is Calvin Chester. Chester grew up on Panama City Beach and owns an organic farming business. Chester says Panama City Beach is at a turning point and hopes to see some changes in the future. "I think we need a candidate that is gonna represent not just the short and long term growth, but the entire population as well and I think I can do that". Calvin chester says he thinks we need to get to a point where law enforcement isn't the enemy. "I think for some reason, whatever it is, that is kind of the outlook right now, so I think there's things we could have done to talk to the spring breakers, Chester said, like hey what things can we do to make it more safe for you guys". Chester would like to see more of a healthy community, with school gardens help for homeless veterans and farmers markets. The 30 year old Chester grew up on Panama City Beach and believes he brings a unique perspective to the job, if elected. The Super Tuesday election is April 19th. News13 is highlighting each candidate throughout the month of February on Fridays Live at Five and Ten.
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