Will Lahnen
A Servant Leader for City Council

Navy Veteran and an Advocate for Our Heroes

A graduate of the Naval Academy and a Submarine Officer, Will was stationed at NAS Jacksonville and completed multiple patrols aboard the USS Maryland while stationed at Kings Bay. Post-Navy, he had a successful career in the private sector and now serves as the Director of Finance and Procurement for a national Veterans Non-Profit Organization.

Business Experience We Need

In addition to his military experience, Will is the business leader we need on the City Council. He has managed budgets worth hundreds of millions of dollars, overseen hundreds of employees and has held senior roles for a major transportation company, in both finance and operations.

Homegrown Values

A fourth generation Jacksonville native, Will understands our values firsthand. He and his wife Megan are raising their two daughters right here in our community. An active neighborhood volunteer, he serves on the Gator Bowl Committee, the Military Issues Committee for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, the Nomination Board for Congressman John Rutherford’s Service Academy appointments, and helps teach Sunday School at their local church.


Protecting Our Streets

Crime anywhere in Jacksonville is bad for all of us. Will knows that we need to ensure our police and first responders are getting the support they need. We need to give JSO the necessary officers and tools to keep the streets safe and leverage new technology where appropriate.

Will understands that our city should support small and local businesses. He will use his experience to keep taxes low, ensure a business-friendly environment and make it easier for job creators to boost economic development.

Improving Our Economy
Ensuring Smart Growth

Before we build above, we need to start below ground. Will knows that in addition to improving our roads and bridges we must prioritize our sewage, electrical and water systems. We also need to make wise infrastructure expansion decisions before we approve zoning ordinances.

As a Navy veteran, Will supports our Jacksonville veterans and their integration into our workforce. With thousands of veterans ending their military careers here every single year, we need to make Jacksonville the most military friendly community in the country.

Working for Our Veterans
Endorsed By The Leaders We Trust:

Congressman John Rutherford

Property Appraiser Jerry Holland

City Councilman District 3 Aaron Bowman

City Councilman District 4 Kevin Carrico

City Councilman District 13 Rory Diamond

City Councilman At-Large Group 3 Nick Howland

Former Council President Lad Daniels

JAXBIZ of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Fraternal Order of Police

Jacksonville Association of Firefighters

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Paid for and approved by Will Lahnen, Republican, for City Council District 3
Will Lahnen is a former member of the United States Navy. Use of military rank, job titles, and photographs