Letter to Seniors

Left unchanged, the policies presently being followed by the county commission have the potential for doing real harm to our senior citizens. As our tax base continues to shrink we simply cannot expect seniors to make up the difference by continually increasing their property taxes. We must find other sources of revenue in order to continue to provide critical county …

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The Economic Health of Lake County Affects Us All

We all love our quality of life in Lake County. It’s why we choose to live here. However, quality of life also includes the opportunity to open a business or get a good paying job. Growing up working in my father’s plumbing business, I learned from him the values of hard work and ethics. One of the best lessons I …

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Focus on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Business Development

Place more “work centers” on the Comprehensive Plan Map. If you don’t have designated areas on the map, employment centers such as Burnham Institute will never become a reality for Lake County. Establish an entrepreneurship program. Continue to develop and greatly enhance a streamlined permitting process. Time is money, and entrepreneurs need predictability in the permitting process. I have real …

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Promote Quality of Life

Promote open space and rural areas by implementing a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program where landowners are rewarded (at no expense to the taxpayer) for providing open space. Advocate parks and recreation. Promote multi-use trail way connectivity and cycling in Lake County. Promote mixed-use development. Collaborate with homebuilders and commercial builders to provide incentives for green building practices Promote …

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Develop, Retain and Attract a Workforce Education

Support a full-service UCF campus. Collaborate with the School Board to build a Math and Science Magnet High School Support vocational training especially for Lake County’s targeted industries. Implement a formal partnership between the Commission and the Lake County School Board aimed at supporting and improving the quality of K-12 education.

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Redefining County Government – “The Status Quo’s Got to Go”

My vision for Lake County is to redefine County government. Our government does not exist to serve a politician’s self-interest or to advance a bureaucrat’s career – It exists to SERVE YOU. As your next Commissioner, I will champion an aggressive, data-driven, results-oriented approach to redefining Lake County government. My aim is to create a positive culture change in county …

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Quality of Life and Our Water Resources

For years, I have been an unwavering advocate in publicly stating that we can have the protection of natural resources and a healthy, growing economy. Lake County’s natural beauty includes the hills, lakes, and forests – the very reason many of us came to Lake County. If elected, I would be the only Commissioner who is an American Planning Association …

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Public Safety

Safe areas and rapid response times are crucial to the quality of life. I want to support public safety and the men and women who serve to protect us by designating a Commissioner as liaison to the Sheriff’s Department and Fire Department.

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