Candidate Snapshot: Meet Webster Barnaby who is running for the Volusia County Council at-large seat

Webster Barnaby, candidate for County Council at-large / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH -- Deltona City Commissioner Webster Barnaby, 54, is the third candidate to file to run in the 2014 elections for the non-partisan at-large seat on the Volusia County Council against incumbent Joyce Cusack along with Patricia Northey, the current district 5 seat holder who is term-limited. Northey and Cusack are Democrats while Barnaby is a Republican.

2012 election results showed Webster Barnaby winning big in Deltona / Headline Surfer®


Campaigns: This is Webster Barnaby's second run for elected office after his overwhelming victory in the 2012 elections for the district 2 seat on on the Deltona City Commission. With no incumbent, easily defeated fellow newcomer Rob Feld with nearly 52 percent of the votes cast in the general election.



Politics: Webster Barnaby describes himself as a Frederick Douglass-style Republican who appreciates and understands the importance of public debate and openness of government. An ordained minister, he sees himself as a strong believer in his Christian faith and in his family. He describes himself as fiscally conservative with the traditional conservative value system that less government bureaucracy means less intrusion and less taxes.

Background: Webster Barnaby was born in Birmingham, England, where he attended the former Matthew Bolton Technical College, receiving an associate's degree in Business Administration. After his studies, Barnaby worked for the Birmingham City Council Housing Department for 10 years as an area housing manager.

He then moved to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and lived there for four-plus years. While there he worked in the hospitality industry. Webster then moved to the U.S., where he became a naturalized citizen on March 5, 1998.

While living in Florida, Webster became interested in sales and marketing and was employed as an account executive in advertising sales with 95.3 FM WTLN radio many years ago.  Barnaby currently has been employed for more than 18 years now as a national sales representative with the non-partisan research firm, National Write Your Congressman.

Prayer is a must for candidate Webster Barnaby, a conservative running fore county council at-large / Headliune Surfer®Headline Surfer® snapshot /
Faith and family are the cornerstone of Webster Barnaby's standing in the community as a public figure and office holder as shown in this image from his Facebook page.

Barnaby and his wife of 26 years, Sylvia, who is the Deltona Site Manager at Quest Diagnostics Lab, have two children who grew up in Deltona.  

Daughter, Britney, 23, recently graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in Interior Design/Architecture.  

Son, Adrian, 22, Adrian, a Midshipman at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., is studying Political Science and also  on the Navy football team as a defensive lineman.

Barnaby is a member of the board of elders at Trinity Assembly of God in Deltona. He is a former school board member of Reading Edge Academy, a past school board member of Trinity Christian Academy and served three terms as its PTA president.

The Barnabys have called Deltona home for more than two decades.




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