Obama meets with St. Lucie County commissioner

Posted at 5:07 AM, Jun 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-06 09:39:34-04

President Barack Obama wrapped up his weekend visit to the Treasure Coast, spending most of his time on the golf course.

Air Force One took off about at 4 p.m. Sunday.

While the president didn’t seem to have any official business while he was in town, he did take the time to listen to some local concerns. 

“I thanked him for flying into our airport,” said St. Lucie County Commissioner Kim Johnson. “Second, I wanted to speak to him about the Indian River Lagoon, which I did.”

Johnson got the chance to speak to the president one-on-one Sunday before he departed Florida.

Johnson said he brought up concerns related to the water quality, along with discussing an initiative called Restoring the Village.

The two then talked about something a little less official.

“I said, 'I’d love if you could say hey to my wife.' He said, 'Man you’re working me too hard here.' So, we had a laugh with that,” said Johnson.

It was only a short two-night visit for Obama. However, for those who came out to see him, the memories will be ever lasting.

Johnson says the President directed him to the state level when it comes to the Indian River lagoon since there has been no federal declaration  of emergency.