Highland County commissioner Jeff Duncan. (HCP Photo/Caitlin Forsha)
Highland County commissioner Jeff Duncan. (HCP Photo/Caitlin Forsha)
Highland County Commissioner Jeff Duncan announced that he will not seek re-election to the Board of Commissioners in 2022, according to the Highland County Republican Central Committee.

Duncan, the current commission president, thanked the committee and the Highland County electors for their support in the 2014 and 2018 elections. His term will end in 2022, having served eight years as commissioner.

Duncan stated his family was important to him and he wanted to spend more time with his four grandchildren and follow their school events and activities.

In his remarks, Duncan pointed out that the county’s finances in 2015 were beginning to improve, and the goal of the board was to continue to use the taxpayers’ money carefully. Fortunately, that trend has continued, allowing for repair and upkeep of the county’s buildings and jail, and other improvements, such as computer updates in most of the county offices.

Duncan was especially appreciative of the working relationships with the other board members and the county officeholders. He felt the board had been careful not to overextend the county’s obligations, and he felt the county is currently in a good position.

“I’ve enjoyed being a part of local government and plan on finishing the rest of my term,” Duncan said. “Many thanks to Highland County for their support and allowing me to serve.”