The Candidate / The Campaign
Debbie Halama grew up in Homestead, Florida and attended Miami-Dade Community College before marrying and spending 11 years in Germany working for the Army and Air Force Exchange Services. Upon returning to Florida Debbie spent time in the late 1990s working for First State Bank in the Lower Keys. After spending several years living in Texas, Debbie and her family returned to the Lower Keys. In 2004 she became a realtor, a profession she continues today. Since 2012 her family has also operated Molly's Pawn and More in Big Pine Key. She is married and has two teenage sons who attend Key West Collegiate Academy.
She has been active in the Rotary, Junior Rotary, Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce and the Red Cross. She is currently the Co-Chair of the School Advisory Council for Key West Collegiate Academy. She also serves on the Keys District Advisory Council for the Monroe County Tourism Development Council.
Why is she running for County Commissioner in District 2?
The answer is simple. Debbie loves her community. She also believes in justice, integrity, fairness and that everyone deserves authentic representation in government. She, along with an overwhelming number of Lower Keys residents, believe that their voices have gone unheard, that they have been unrepresented in Monroe County government for far too long. This campaign is about reclaiming a political voice for the Lower Keys.
"This campaign is about the Lower Keys having a real voice in the Monroe County Commission. For twenty years the City of Marathon has effectively had 2 votes while the Lower Keys has gone unheard. We have to fix this"
— Debbie Halama,
Candidate for Monroe County Commissioner District 2