John Manning is chosen for the open Lee County Commission seat.
Gov. Charlie Crist appointed former Lee County Commissioner John E. Manning of Cape Coral to the Lee County Commission late Wednesday.
The appointment comes after a lengthy review of nearly 30 candidates seeking the post. Manning, 60-year-old Republican, fills the vacancy created by the death of Commissioner Bob Janes in March.
In a press release, Crist says, “As a long-time resident of Lee County with 18 years of public-service experience, John is ready to step onto the county commission and begin working immediately. I am confident he is committed to ensuring Lee County continues to be a great community for families and businesses.”
Since 2000, Manning has been a consultant with the Fort Myers office of Malcolm Pirnie. Previously, he was a corporate benefit consultant for 28 years with both public and private sector clients.
Manning served as a Lee County commissioner from 1988 to 2000 and was a city council member for Cape Coral from 1982 to 1986. He holds a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University in Boston.