Chairman District 1 - Commissioner Paul Mixon


Commissioner Paul Mixon is the County Commissioner for District 1 – which covers the northeastern quadrant of Okaloosa County. Commissioner Mixon was elected to the office after winning the Republican primary Aug. 18, 2020. Commissioner Mixon took his seat on the commission Nov. 17, 2020 for a four-year term.

Outside of his duties as a commissioner, Commissioner Mixon is a Pastor at Central Baptist Church in Crestview. He believes that Okaloosa County deserves a government that is responsive, ethical, and committed to protecting quality of life.

Commissioner Mixon grew up in Shalimar and is a longtime resident of Okaloosa County. He is a graduate of Choctawhatchee High School. In addition to his years at Choctaw, Mixon furthered his education by completing an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice from Northwest Florida State College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministry from the Leavell College of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Commissioner Mixon has served in sworn Law Enforcement in Okaloosa County in various roles with the Sheriff’s Office and the Crestview Police Department from 2004 to 2020. During his time at the Sherriff’s Office, he was awarded the life-saving medal by the Sheriff and graduated from Homeland Security Training Center.

His top priorities include supporting and nurturing an economic recovery from the pandemic, providing effective law enforcement and public safety, seeking funding for crucial highway projects, and ensuring transparency and ethical standards in County government.

Commissioner Mixon is Liaison to the following:

  • Bob Sikes Airport 
  • Military Relations (Duke/7SFS/Camp Rudder)
  • Clerk of Courts
  • Fire Code Advisory Board
  • Corrections    
  • Public Safety Coordinating Council
  • Value Adjustment Board
  • Public Safety          
  • Okaloosa Walton Transportation Planning Organization (OWTPO)
  • Sheriff’s Office              
  • Affordable Housing (AHAC)
  • Tourist Development Council