Article: South Walton group finalizes would-be city’s charter

A Better South Walton has put finishing touches on a charter for the new Florida city it wants to see created.

The group’s next move is to present its plans to the state representative for House District 5 and ask him to introduce and advocate for passage of a local bill allowing South Walton voters to make the final decision on incorporation.

“He’s the gatekeeper. It all comes down to one guy,” said David Pleat, the president of A Better South Walton.

State Rep. Brad Drake of DeFuniak Springs, the Republican incumbent, faces no-party affiliated candidate Jamey Westbrook in the Nov. 8 election. The winner will be District 5’s representative on the issue.

Pleat said A Better South Walton will wait until after the election to turn over its bill for incorporation.

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