Navy veteran dedicated to serving The Villages in the Florida House of Representatives.
Don Hahnfeldt's entire career has been about service to his country and community.
During his distinguished, 32-year career in the U.S. Navy, Don commanded two nuclear submarines and ultimately served as Commander of the Pacific Fleet's Strategic Submarine Squadron. He managed thousands of personnel and assets worth billions of dollars. Under his leadership, a group of nuclear experts confronted the challenge of dealing with radioactive waste disposal from the infamous Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in Russia.
After the Navy, he applied his leadership and problem-solving skills to local affairs, serving as a city manager in Central Washington. When he and his wife, Cheryle, relocated to Sumter County over a decade ago, he brought his dedication to community service with him. He has served as a past president of the Villages Homeowners Association and the Central Florida Health Alliance Board, as well as on numerous other boards and committees.
Elected to the Sumter County Commission in 2012, Don went right to work with his colleagues and constituents to help the county grow right while keeping taxes low and services at a premium.
Florida has been a place of promise for Don and his family. Now, he wants to bring the same steady hand he used to command nuclear submarines to the Florida House of Representatives. With his vast experience and his deeply held belief in the power of hard work and freedom, he is committed to making sure that promise continues for generations to come.
I believe that we need a world-class education for our children, and I will do everything I can to maintain high standards and provide more choices for parents. Every child deserves a chance at a great American future.
A vibrant healthcare system is important to Florida and to The Villages, and people deserve accessibility to quality doctors and treatment without intervention from federal bureaucrats. This is especially true for our veterans. I will work hard to ensure that Florida's healthcare system is the best in the world.
The best thing we can do to create good jobs is to get government out of the way of our small businessmen and women. Let's cut taxes and keep them at a minimum. Let's reduce regulation and red tape, and let's provide a committed stream of funding for our ports and roads.
Government needs to work better for us. I'll work to reduce frivolous government spending and to improve transparency and services for the taxpayers.
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I'm running for State Representative because I believe that we need our state and federal government to start working for us again. If you believe we need to keep taxes low, reduce runaway spending, overturn Obamacare, replace Obamacare with a healthcare system that works, protect our veterans, and ensure a world-class education for our children, then I hope that you will get more information about our campaign and join our cause.