Who is Veronica Kemeny?
Kemeny is a 20-year Air Force veteran, now retired.
She has lived in Panama City for the past seven years where she has volunteered with Republican campaigns.
In 2014, she was Governor Rick Scott’s veteran coalition leader for the entire Panhandle. In 2016 she was the chairwoman for President Donald Trump’s campaign in Bay County.
“My goal has always been to make every seat red,” Kemeny said.
What are you core values and how will you represent Bay County?
Kemeny said her values align with the Air Force’s core values:
- Integrity first.
- Service before self.
- Excellence in all you do.
She said she goes to St. John’s Evangelist in town and believes in strong Christian values as well.
Why are you running?
She said she wants to be the strong voice to represent Bay County and fight for everything Republican.
What is Bay County to you?
Kemeny’s husband flew F-15’s here before they officially moved back, she said.
“It’s a county that’s about God, guns, country and sweet tea.”
Beautiful beaches, a strong military community and red, she added.
How will you interact with the population who is not conservative?
She has experience working with people from all parties from her experience working on the Trump campaign, she said.
How do you plan to get voters to the voting booths?
With COVID-19, it’s more difficult, but Kemeny is making use of social media and finding innovative ways to get the word out, she said.
Is there anything about the Republican platform that you would like to see change or work on?
Continue to raise support for things including pro-life movements and the NRA, she said.
Kemeny said she has both a political and community resume that prepares her to deliver for Bay County.