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Watch Robert Stuart and Chris Carmody, two of GrayRobinson's legislative professionals, in this week's video update on Florida politics, government and the legal intersection of both. In this episode, they interview Osceola County Commissioner, Fred Hawkins, Jr.

Commissioner Hawkins was elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 2008 and represents District 5. He currently serves as Osceola County's representative on the Board of Directors of the Central Florida Expressway Authority, Florida Association of Counties, GOPEP's (Greater Osceola Partnership for Economic Prosperity) Agricultural Advisory Committee, the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, St. Cloud Hospital's Advisory Board of Trustees, and the Public Risk Underwriters of Florida, Inc., Board of Trustees.

In March 2014, Commissioner Hawkins received the prestigious 2014 Golden Eagle Award from Boy Scouts of America.

Commissioner Hawkins is a long-time resident of Osceola County and currently lives in St. Cloud with his daughter Kendrie.