Gov. Jeb Bush is appointing Gene Stockwell to fill the unexpired term of former Mayor Robert Walker.
Under Florida's political “Resign to Run Law” Mayor Walker had to resign to run for the Bay County Commission.
He lost that election and tried to get his old job back, but the Springfield Cityy Commission deadlocked two to two, so the vacancy was sent to the governor.
Wednesday, he appointed Stockwell as mayor. Stockwell is the former Springfield Fire Chief.