District 5

Sumter County District 5 Commissioner
Commissioner Hahnfeldt resides in District 5, which includes the general areas of:
  • The Villages-West of Buena Vista Boulevard to US-301
  • Wildwood
  • Adamsville
About Commissioner Hahnfeldt
Don Hahnfeldt and his wife Cheryle, made Sumter County, Florida their permanent home in 2004. Hahnfeldt has contributed to Sumter County reform and is a supporter of responsible growth and development in the region. He is committed to advancing healthcare excellence and has been a member of the Central Florida Health Alliance Board of Directors since 2009, and serves on a number of boards and committees involved in community service and development. His aim is to establish Sumter as Florida's best county to live, work and retire.

Military Experience
Captain Hahnfeldt served 32 years in the United States Navy Submarine Force, commanding 2 nuclear submarines and retiring in 1998 from his last assignment as Commander of the Pacific Fleet's Strategic Submarine Squadron to enter public service.

Public Service
Hahnfeldt was a City Manager in Central Washington until he became engaged in solving the difficult problems in nuclear waste disposal. He participated in revolutionary work in nuclear waste containment, installing the first long-term encapsulation of nuclear fuel debris inside the sarcophagus at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident site.

Hahnfeldt is a believer in lifetime education and community service. His formal education includes:
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Operations
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Navy Nuclear Engineer