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District 3

Bill Braswell, District 3 Commissioner

Bill Braswell, Vice Chair

(863) 534-6050

330 W. Church St.
Drawer BC01
P.O. Box 9005
Bartow, FL 33831-9005

Polk County Commissioner Bill Braswell retired from the Air Force after 22 years of service and wants to make veterans’ issues a priority. As a blueberry farmer, Commissioner Braswell understands the significance of urbanization of agricultural lands as Polk continues to grow and the need for a balanced approach to planning and development. He was elected to serve as Board Chairman for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Water issues will also be a priority issue for Commissioner Braswell.

Prior to his election to the Board of County Commissioners, Bill Braswell served on the Polk County Planning Commission for three years.


  • Born in Bartow
  • Resides in Auburndale
  • Wife, Cathy, one son and three granddaughters


  • Flying
  • Travel


  • Bachelor’s degree in agronomy from the University of Florida