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Michael Hunt Appointed New Lee County Attorney

02/08/2011 at 5:01pm

Michael Hunt Appointed New Lee County Attorney

At their meeting on Tuesday morning, the Board of Lee County Commissioners voted to appoint Michael Hunt, the deputy county attorney for St. Johns County, as the county’s new attorney.

Seven candidates, including former Town of Fort Myers Beach Attorney Anne Dalton, were interviewed on Saturday after being chosen from dozens who applied.

Former Deputy Attorney Andrea Fraser had been serving as the Interim County Attorney since David Owen’s retirement two months ago, and Commissioner John Manning thanked her for her service but said he thinks an outside voice is needed to give the county a "different perspective”.

Hunt will represent Lee County and the BoCC as well as manage the county’s $3.5 million attorney’s office.

Staff Report