Ashlynn Marquez announces candidacy for Board of County Commissioners

Business owner Ashlynn Marquez has announced she is running for the District 1 seat on the Washington County Board of County Commissioners.

“It is with great enthusiasm and dedication to our community that I am stepping forward to serve in this important role,” she said.

In the role, she said she is committed to fostering transparency and accountability, maintaining effective lines of communication, and “applying common sense solutions to county related problems.”

Additionally, Marquez also said she will ensure the safety and security of the county by “working hand in hand with emergency services to address the needs of our growing community,” promote economic growth “so our children can find local careers,” and promote and support the Florida Panhandle Technical College in its efforts to “better prepare our citizens for prosperous and local careers.”

“Above all, I am committed to listening to each of you and representing your voices effectively in county government,” she said. “I am a fifth generation Washington County resident who is deeply rooted in the values and traditions held dear to the citizens of Washington County.”

As a hairstylist, Marquez said the nature of her business at Styling Station Salon and Spa is service. 

“For 23 years it’s been my job to listen to people, hear their concerns and address them. Accurate communication is my job and a skill I feel will benefit Washington County,” she said. “I am a wife of a police officer who previously served his country in the US Army. I am a mother to three children ages 20,17 and 16.”

Together with her mother Sonya Davis, Marquez and David provide an establishment for 14 independent contractors to operate out of in historic Downtown Chipley.

“I would be truly honored to have the opportunity to serve as your County Commissioner and look forward to earning your trust and vote,” Marquez said.