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.