TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of John Mitten to the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners. He will serve during the military leave of absence of Commissioner Jeff Holcomb, beginning March 10, 2017.

Governor Scott said, “Florida is proud to be the home of so many brave military members, and I am grateful to Commissioner Jeff Holcomb for serving our country overseas. We will keep Jeff and his family in our prayers throughout this deployment and I am confident John Mitten will serve Hernando families well until his safe return.”

Mitten, 47, of Brooksville, is a small business owner and received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Florida State University. He is appointed to the seat held by Commissioner Holcomb, for a term beginning March 10, 2017, and ending at the completion of Commissioner Holcomb’s military leave.

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