Dewey "Parker" Destin is a sixth-generation Okaloosa native, restaurateur, Destin City Councilman, husband, and family man. He serves our community by listening to others and putting people before politics.
Never bends under pressure by special interests or political powerbrokers.
Grew up working long days in commercial fishing and operating restaurants with his family, went on to earn degrees in both business and law.
Shares our traditional values and conservative principles; defender of our Second Amendment Rights.
Dedicated to full transparency in government, oversight of development, engaging the public, and putting people before politics.
“I’ve dedicated my years in public service to the principles of truth and fair play. My track record shows no agenda beyond fearlessly representing my constituents’ best interests. I’m not a politician. I’m simply a businessman with a deep affection for our community and a desire to raise a family in an Okaloosa that’ll be better than we received it.”
Dewey "Parker" Destin
Parker announces his candidacy and discusses important issues on "Get the Coast" (BELOW)
Parker Destin is an everyman with a strong work ethic and commitment to family and community.
Parker Destin is an experienced leader with a lifetime of local insight.
Parker Destin has a record of service to our community that puts people before politics.
While others were saying it could not be done, Parker stood strong and as the newest appointee to the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority successfully fought to lower the toll for daily commuters using the bridge. It's the first- and only-time bridge tolls have been lowered in the 27-year history of the bridge.
When county commissioners voted to dump household recyclables in a landfill instead of recycling them, Parker alerted thousands of residents and led a drive that culminated in commissioners reversing their decision and continuing curbside recycling to protect our environment.