Monday 6th of June 2022, 11:38am
Campaign Platform Issues Implementation Guide
My campaign platform issues implementation guide is now available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B37R9FMJ
My campaign platform issues implementation guide is now available at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B37R9FMJ
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been created an index known as the FMR or Fair Market Rents. I went a step further and modified the spreadsheet to add a column titled FMS or Fair Market Sales based on the FMR where the allocation for housing expense is 30%, the modified spreadsheet is available at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sjUdFFWUXotk-zNfRpeSlsR4LsgwmDzhHHn31r3GrVo/edit?usp=sharing
While I am proposing income-based affordable housing, the City of Gainesville can pass an ordinance that creates rent control based on the HUD Fair Market rents (https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/fmr.html). That no landlord with a private room, apartment or home listed for rent within the city limits may charge more than the current HUD FMR. I landlord may apply for an exemption by completing an application for exemption with a payment of a fee, to be decided on a case-by-case basis.
To curb the inflationary rate of home prices will involve HUD to create a similar metric for Fair Market Home Prices, for with another ordinance can be passed to limit home prices and offers to not exceed the new HUD Fair Market Home Prices. Currently HUD only offers a metric of home price sales at https://www.huduser.gov/portal/ushmc/hd_home_prices.html. An exemption can also be provided for the high-end luxury homes.
The majority of rentals with the City of Gainesville are already listed below the HUD FMR rates.
Please send me a message about your thoughts.
Local elections are for entry level candidates, those candidates without any previous public experience. Though a degree in public administration or public policy is NOT a requirement, having an education background will permit the candidate upon being elected, serve the people better.
Uber offers all drivers who have accumulated at least 3000 completed trips, a free education benefit with Arizona State University (ASU.edu). While my enrollment is pending, many state universities in Florida offer free education to seniors over 60 years of age when they audit a class. The University of Florida offers a two-course certificate on public affairs.
While I am waiting on my enrollment at ASU, I have other options to prepare in the interim.
Because just as the following story states that retailers need to be forward thinkers, we need forward thinkers on the City Commission like Matt Howland and myself for which I am pursuing the District 3 seat on August 23, 2022 election. With Matt Howland in the At-Large Seat B, will permit Cynthia Chestnut to run for her own District 4 seat and Scherwin Henry to become the next Mayor of Gainesville because Mr. Henry is also a forward thinker and an experienced two term City Commissioner.
A topic which isn’t discussed though should be. Post-election depression (PED) is a real thing. It’s when a candidate (and campaign team) is emotionally affected by the lost. The level of PED depends on the strength and effort put into the campaign. The feeling of PED is like when you are at a football game and after the quarterback delivers the ball, he is left all alone on the field because all the other players are chasing the ball. Or when watching the launch of STS-1 in Florida on the Banana River where you camped out all night, kept awake for updates every 15 minutes, and then when launch occurs and after the shockwave has reached you, you have a sense of emptiness because the shuttle is on its way to orbit.
PED is Real! I prepared myself for a lost because my campaign is more than just my candidacy, it’s an opportunity to bring issues, ideology and potential solutions to the public.
Since there is another election in 2022 for City Commissioners which include my District 3, I prepared my Statement of Candidacy and Assignment of Campaign Treasurer for the District 3 seat and filed my paperwork the day after.
I received a pleasant thank you message from a voter, thanking me for operating a clean campaign and expressed their interest in working with me in the future.
I have more time and a smaller territory of voters to meet and greet. I will be seeking out help from others and preparing a campaign budget, with the acquisition of a foldup disability scooter.
The special election only allowed candidates 8 weeks while the next City Commission election gives candidates 40 weeks.
The day of decision by you, the voter has arrived.
Spoke at the Souls of the Polls event on Sunday, November 14, 2021 between 1-5 pm.
In-kind donation from Black Vote Matters Fund of a T-shirt and drawstring backpack received.
Black Vote Matters Fund, 3645 Marketplace Blvd, Suite 130-209, East Point, GA, 30344, USA
While campaigning these past weeks, I have learned something that I was not previously aware,
And I am both embarrassed and sadden.
Since congress prevented the John L Lewis Voting Rights Act from becoming law and Florida legislature didn’t take up on the task, I will, if elected, introduce a local version for the City of Gainesville of the John L Lewis Voting Rights Act.
I also encourage my opponents, if they are elected to also submit a petition for a local version of the John L Lewis Voting Rights Act, and their supporters to remind their candidate this is good legislation.
The City Commissioners that vote against the local version of the John L Lewis Voting Rights Act, will be showing their true feelings?
When there is no Federal or State law, Local laws can be and should be established!
We need to bring back American Pride with the American Dream!
My campaign finance report for the period of 11/01/2021-11/11/2021 has been submitted and included in-kind donation for monthly hosting of JOURNEYTOPUBLICOFFICE.VOTE
Main Street Daily news sent me three questions to answer and your review my response on their website mainstreetdailynews.com
By the 5th candidate, Gabriel H. Kaimowitz states,
“…Another white candidate, an elderly Uber driver, lives in the false history which led to October 12th being a holiday to honor white intrusion and conquest of the indigenous people who were here at the time. Unfortunately, he will not take any significant number of votes from Trumpster Howland….”
October 12 is Christopher Columbus day. According to Mr. Kaimowitz statement, “I am a dreamer living in a fantasy with delusions of grandeur?”
I will begin by saying, that I know controversy and attacks very well, but first would like to thank all that provided my guidance during my first campaign.
Growing up, I was always the scapegoat, the young boy who was butt of everyone’s jokes, part of the unpopular crowd. Blessed are my early mentors who shed light on these attacks and redirected my behavior into a constructive lifestyle based on empathy and humility. Growing up, I adopted quality principles instilled in by my faith, my mother, my relatives and the few friends that I had. Always reminding myself, that life isn’t fair and you will always be tested to prove yourself to others. There are many more mean-spirited people in the world than we would like to admit. Instead of getting angry, I rather understand the person and decide a course of action whether I need to change, the other person needs to change, or change is not an option? When change is not option, in most cases, I work towards a compromise and through my negotiating skills with my empathy and humility, helps to reach a compromise, so collaboration can continue.
Success doesn’t come from the easy tasks, Success comes from the hard controversaries that help make the decisions! (When given a lemon, make lemonade!)
Back in 2011, while contracting in NYC on software development assignments, I relaunched my snack vending business in the Mid-Hudson valley region. I hired a local business major student and paid a flat salary but limited the office assistance to no more than 15 hours per week, there were weeks the student had no hours and other weeks the student put in the maximum hours of 15 week, the salary was the same whether there was 0-hour week or a 15-hour week. Also instructed that the student’s education is first priority! Then proceeded to buy a truck load of u-turn snack machines, then paid a locator to place those machines. Trained my assistant on how to properly service machines, and my assistant would only service the machines at the establishments that were opened during weekdays, while I serviced the machines opened on weekends. Now that I am an operating business with income, I targeted local government food and concessions contracts, winning my first three-year government contract to operate an upstate NY food concession stand during the summer months. I had captive patrons because I was the only operator in the park. After the first year, a beverage delivery contract was available to provide bottled drinks to a local school district. While the park concession stand contract, I was the only bidder and easily won, the beverage delivery contract there were four bidders: Coke, Pepsi, Snapple and my two person-operation.
I out bid both Pepsi and Snapple and won the three-year beverage delivery contract. As an independent beverage vendor, the product choice is customer driven.
Never under estimate the new comer? Also don’t be intimidated by your opponent’s just because of their size and experience.
While my opponent’s may have the experience of political campaigning and funding, their experience does not intimidate me from campaigning and do not let the experience of future candidates intimidate new political contenders!
As your At-Large, Seat B City Commissioner, I represent all the residents in the City of Gainesville, because my representation is People-driven!
Campaigning is much like a door-to-door sales (and have I worked in sales as a door-to-door salesman), which the difference of instead of asking for money, the candidate is asking for votes?
Just as sales is numbers game, campaigning is also a numbers game. The more voters you reach, the greater the chance for achieving a victory?
Additionally, campaigning is a game of chance, not that you are playing against the house, but more like poker, where both skill and luck is needed against your opponents? (btw the house takes it’s rake through qualifying fees)
Matt Howland is a hard worker, knocking on and talking to 5000 voters, but that is only 5% of the electorate.
Due to my limited mobility, I cannot knock on 5000 doors, so I need to work smarter to reach more voters. As your independent rideshare driver for both Uber and Lyft, I have effectively talked with over 19,505 voters, that is 21% of the electorate.
Giving my other two opponents, Cynthia M. Chestnut and Scherwin Henry, the benefit of the doubt and with their previous campaign experience to reach 25% of the voters each, respectively for a combine total of 50%.
With an overall total of 76% of the electorate contacted (hypothetically), this Special Election on November 16, 2021 (with early voting starting on November 12, 2021), we should see the largest turn out in the history of the City of Gainesville?
This election is very important because the candidate elected, has the opportunity to reshape the City Commission to restore governance for the People of Gainesville, Florida!
Attended a virtual forum for Duckpond Neighborhood Advance.
Attended the CHOMP the Vote physical forum at 1501 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL, where the candidates were asked questions about voter suppression and SB90, as well as other issues including increasing community engagement in government affairs.
One of the issues raise was the Congressional Bill known as the John Lewis Voting Rights Act was block by the Senate. As a candidate, I have a greater voice then a voter, I have begun reaching out the Republican Senators to open a dialog? I urge my opponents to also reach out to the Republican Senators. Because what happens in DC affects us here in Gainesville, Florida.
As a voter, you are also urge to contact your senator, the phone list is available here.
The Rural Women’s Health Project sent me questions to answer concerning the Gainesville Immigrant Inclusion initiative.
I always want attend these events. I normally receive invitations via my email of [email protected] and started receiving requests beginning the day after qualifying. I searched my email including inbox, spam and sent, doubled check my calendar, and the reason that I did not attend because I did not receive an invitation to attend. My google alerts brought this past event to my attention when the summary was published at UF students hold debate for at-large City Commission race – The Independent Florida Alligator.
When I receive a request, I immediately check my calendar for any conflicts. If the requested time is available, I will then block off the time on my calendar for the requested event and reply to the requester. I am scheduled to attend the CHOMP the Vote event on November 9.
You owned a restaurant in New York. What was the name of the place, what kind of place was it, how many employees? Does this help you manage city employees, or help you get a good city manager who can do so?
You mention protecting retail workers from violence. What would you like to see to make this happen?
“Protecting retail workers from violence by making them a protected class, similar to bus drivers, to be more of a deterrent from threat of violence that the offender knows there will be severe penalties resulting from their behavior.”
You mention having a technologically advanced and strong police force. What kind of technology would you like officers to have?
“Tools that make our police more effective, from improved public surveillance, to better communications and protocols that do not introduce controversies.“
Unless the right candidate is chosen that can bring back the commission to governance for the people, the Supervisor of Elections for Alachua County may have no other choice but to issue a referendum to dissolve the City of Gainesville and transfer all assets and liabilities to the County of Alachua? Read the story about Cedar Grove dissolution. I personally do not want to see the City of Gainesville dissolved. Any dissolution will put a major strain on the local economy. Save the City of Gainesville, your hometown, elect the ONLY candidate that can bring order to kaos, and governance back for the benefit of the residents of Gainesville. Vote for Patrick O. Ingle on November 16, 2021!
Participate in the Candidate forum sponsored by the Alachua Chronicle, you can watch here.
I have been given the opportunity to answers questions asked by the ACLC and you can view my response their questions here.
The previous two weeks since my last report, were spent speaking at interviews and entertaining my rider’s questions, there was no activity to report (donations or expenses) and a waiver was submitted in lieu of the report. The campaign finance report is for the period of 10/16/2021-10/31/2021.
I was invited to a radio interview for the NAACP by Dr. Alice Walton.
Let’s increase the voter turn out to unprecedented levels? Please vote!
A one-on-one interview with five questions. The link to watch my interview
From my first interview, I continue to re-iterate that both Cynthia Moore Chestnut and Scherwin L. Henry are both over-qualified for this position and has nothing to do with age or race!
They have both started their political careers as a City Commissioner without any political experience whatsoever. Through out their political and public service career, they have developed patterns of behavior that could and possible would become disruptive returning to the entry-level position they have started. I am afraid, that when they try assert themselves with their current patterns of behavior, they will do more harm then good and create more disruption and paralyzed the commission from governing. Basically, they are set in their ways and we the people of Gainesville, do not need inflexible commissioners?
I would rather see Cynthia Moore Chestnut as the Governor of Florida, and Scherwin L. Henry as the mayor of the City of Gainesville, once we have a city commission governing and representing the people again?
Matt Howland is a new comer as a political candidate but not a new comer to political campaigning. Mr. Howland has worked in the Federal level of government. Additionally, Mr. Howland is still of career-age and I would be concern that he is willing to give up a six figure consulting salary for a $35K salary? Mr. Howland mentioned that his employer allowed him to worked remotely during the pandemic, what will happen to Mr. Howland if his employer will require him to come back to Washington DC? Is Mr. Howland really going to give up a six figure consultant salary? If he doesn’t and resigns his seat with the City of Gainesville Commission, we are back with another expensive special election? I would rather see Matt Howland to be our state representative in the US Congress because based on his own political and private experience at the Federal level. Matt Howland would be more suited as a US Congress Representative representing the State of Florida?
Gabe H. Kaimowitz is effectively resigned from the election when he directly endorsed Scherwin L. Henry in his closing statement at the LWVAC virtual forum on October 23, 2021.
Electing myself, Patrick O. Ingle, will preserved our democracy by showing that anyone with a desire to enter public office and serve the people they represent can and succeed!
I would be interested to know if you believe a women has the right to end her pregnancy at any time, up until delivery?
“This question relates to a federal decision made initially by Roe v Wade. Local governments cannot create laws that contradict existing federal and state laws. When a City Commissioner takes their oath of office, the commissioner swears to uphold the laws. This includes federal, state as well as local laws. As your Commissioner, At-Large, I will continue to uphold any federal and state law and not introduce a petition that contradicts these laws, regardless of personal views that may be different, if any? Voters should contact their state or federal representative.“
Participated during the live stream along with the other candidates. You can view at Facebook
Met Logan of (2) Logan Eats Better | Facebook at the East End Eatery for an hour long interview.
Presented by Nathan Crabbe from the Gainesville Sun.
Thank you, Mr. Crabbe for inviting all of us to participate. I really appreciate the chance to share my views and receive those of my fellow candidates. Nathan Crabbe: Get informed, vote in Gainesville commission election,
You can watch the recorded video at https://www.facebook.com/GainesvilleSun/videos/gainesville-sun-candidate-forum/227717209344892/
Important City of Gainesville Housing Action Plan: (scheduled for discussion on October 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm)
A Free software for Landlords to managed their single or multiple properties based on my Mother’s former manual rental pegboard system for Dadeland Gardens Apartments. The apartment management system was originally written in Clipper with DBase3+ and migrated to Node-Electron using Microsoft Access. The application is a back office application, though API’s provide to extend for a forward-facing tenant web application using proxy redirection. The application can be download for free at sourceforge.net.
A free software application is the Rent Qualify which calculates a tenants maximum monthly and weekly rent affordability based on their gross annual income. The application can be downloaded for free from sourceforge.net.
When you are ready to buy, you can use the free Mortgage Affordability Calculator to determine the maximum amount of a home purchase you can afford based on your annual income and current prime rate-ONLY. Then search on the popular real property listing websites for homes up to your maximum price. You can download the application from sourceforge.net.
A free application for Credit Report Agency dispute letter preparation is available for free from sourceforge.net. This application does not give legal advice, only prepares standard dispute letters. The CRA Dispute application is best used when working with an attorney by preparing the letters yourself and submitting them to your attorney. If you need to locate an attorney you can search on lawyers.com or avvo.com.
I have received the following question from a voter,
Thank you for the opportunity for me to listen and hear your concerns, and allowing me to share my views. Affordable housing works best when everyone benefits. When a tenant feels good about their home, the other problems don’t seem so big?
I have submitted my second campaign finance report for the period of October 1 through October 11, 2021 and will be submitting the printed and signed copy to the City Clerk. You can view this campaign report at Candidate Reports (voterfocus.com)
Shortly after qualification for the City Commissioner At-Large Seat B position, I was invited as the other candidates, to provide up to a 600 word statement to be published in the Gainesville Sun, the local newspaper. My statement is now available at Patrick Ingle: We need leaders who aren’t afraid to reach out, listen (gainesville.com)
Received a call at 3:25 pm, to be invited to attended the CWA Local 3170 candidate forum at 6:00 pm. I humbly accepted. Only four of the five candidates appeared. I was the second speaker. I also introduced myself to the other two candidates.
Visit the Facebook campaign page at https://fb.watch/8DciDDmvRi/
Received a reminder from the City Clerk that a printed and signed version of the campaign finance report must be submitted to City Clerk by the deadline of October 11, 2021. You can view my finance report at Candidate Reports (voterfocus.com)
In the public meeting on September 27, 2021, a reference was made to the Commissioners they should learn Parliamentary Procedure. A 2 hour course is available from FSU on the Understanding and Using Parliamentary Procedure. In the course, sidebars of the Commissioners (talking among themselves) is discourage in Parliamentary Procedures as well as the adherence to motion precedence.
I have completed this course and you can view my certificate of completion at https://elearning.iog.fsu.edu/certificates/lmbf09rs6c
Shortly after qualifying for my candidacy, I have received invitations for interviews, appearances and questionnaires. I have complete the questionnaires received to-date. I really appreciate receiving the questionnaires because as the unknown candidate in this election, your issues should NOT be left unknown! On my campaign website, I have place an anonymous issue submission form (just press the Issues button) where you can state your issues and concerns. As the candidate for the At-Large seat on the Gainesville City Commission, I have the responsibility to represent the entire population of Gainesville and not just a small subset. Let your issues be known, I am listening…
After a long deliberation for an appropriate TLD (or top level domain), I decided on JOURNEYTOPUBLICOFFICE.VOTE because as a first-time candidate, this is truly a journey. Then I needed to find an affordable registrar. While porkbun.com was my first choice, namecheap.com had a better initial first year price for a VOTE domain.
While the report is due on October 11, I submitted my report the first day after the end of the first reporting period or October 1. You can view my report at Candidate Reports (voterfocus.com). The campaign finance report is for the period of 09/01/2021-09/30/2021.
Today, I give an interview for WUFT in the College of Journalism on the campus of University of Florida.
My responses to the interview questions can be found at Candidate Q&A with Patrick Ingle, an Uber driver worried about rising rents in Gainesville – WUFT News
After an exhaustive review of speech writers on Fiverr, I hired a speech writer to create a memorable “stump” speech as referred in the Campaign Strategy masterclass. Additionally, I hired a logo designer giving them full creative freedom for the campaign door knockers.
Attending Candidate Cynthia Chestnut event to introduce myself after the festivities have concluded. I will remain in the back, as not to cause a distraction nor upstage Ms. Chestnut’s event out of professional courtesy and respect.
Without respect, governing will only fail!
Knowing that I have no campaign experience, I need to acquire the skills quickly. I found the following masterclass for campaign strategy at The Campaign Plan | David Axelrod and Karl Rove Teach Campaign Strategy and Messaging | MasterClass
The qualifying week for new candidates to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Gainesville City Commission, At-Large, Seat B is now over.
Every “i” must be dotted, and every “t” must be crossed. Received a call from the City Clerk that I forgot to add a dot on middle initial for my qualifying forms. Upon arrival at City Hall, but before going inside, I receive a phone call from a reporter at the Gainesville Sun and gave an impromptu interview for his story at Gainesville City Commission election: Five candidates file to run. I then corrected and added the dot next to my middle initial.
I am a positive influence on my children and friends and if elected I know I would be a positive influence on the board which stems from my respect, humility and empathy.
After my first interview was recorded on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 and broadcast at 10 pm on CW and 11 pm on TV20 as well as on the morning show on September 23, 2021, there was a public meeting held by the Gainesville City Commission at 1 pm on September 23, 2021 which can be viewed at http://gainesville.granicus.com/player/clip/4410?view_id=2&redirect=true.
Coincidence or not? Based on the time markers below, is my campaign already having a positive influence on the commissioners?
16:13-17:00 professional governing
22:40 – public commenter on humility and empathy is needed
27:40- Pastor Ron Rawls
32:52- Gail Johnson
38:47- nothing is impossible
53:40- more professional governing
54:30-different perspective is better than fighting
1:30:39-commission is split, commission to work together
1:33:31-Nathan Scott, dsyfunctional discussions
1:37:02-In response, city attorney is NOT elected position, but a staff appointed position, and the applicant is entitled to privacy during the job applicant process. A public meeting for the comment and questions to city attorney selected applicant
1:40:05-Pastor Ron Rawls, 9 months of childish government
1:45:21-Caller, lot needs to change
1:48:27-Commissioner Ward, change is occurring
1:50:31-Nathan Scott, lack of responsibility for placing an item on the agenda
1:53:43-Caller Armando Grundy-Gomes, mentions need humility from our commissioners, this commission lacks humility
1:57:10-Pastor Ron Rawls, city deserves better, have the ability to understand, and leadership humble
I have given my first interview with WCJB-TV 20 in Gainesville, stressing before any new candidate can introduce proposals, the current chaos must stop. Yelling and fighting has never resolve conflict. Humility and empathy is what is needed to resolve conflict for the board to resume governing again.
The Gainesville City Commissioner, At-Large, Seat B is an entry-level position and not suited for experienced candidates because they will not be as effected as need and may become bored, nor is this position suitable for career-minded individuals that is looking at a short stint in public office to help benefit their private career, and definitely this position is not suited for an individual who wants to argue in an non-civil manner?
I am the only candidate suitable to hold this position with my experience in resolving conflict and the perseverance to learn the processes during my campaign so my onboarding will be quick.
You can watch my interview at Retiree and Uber driver Patrick Ingle enters Gainesville City Commission race (wcjb.com)
I have qualified as a candidate for the Special Election for the Gainesville City Commissioner, At-Large, Seat B position today. Candidate Reports (voterfocus.com)
What does At-Large mean? (from Wikipedia)
At-large is a description for members of a governing body who are elected or appointed to represent a whole membership or population, rather than a subset.
This means that I, as your City Commissioner is obligated to represent ALL of the Residents of the City of Gainesville!
I completed the 4 hour course online through FSU on Florida Ethics, Public Records and Sunshine Law 2021. View my certificate at https://elearning.iog.fsu.edu/certificates/4nhkaai5vm
After watching WCJB-TV10 announcement of the special election for the Gainesville City Commission, At-Large, Seat B position, I have decided to enter the race, but before qualifying, I need to research any requirements like taking a 4 hour ethics course, sanitize my public social feeds for any offensive posts and prepare my qualifying papers.
My name is Patrick Ingle and I am running for the Gainesville City Commissioner District 3. I am a father and an engineer. I am your neighbor. For too long we have lived with the status quo. For too long we have been satisfied with “good enough” when greatness has always been within our reach. It’s time for a change. The time for rhetoric has long passed. The time for action is upon us. We can move this community forward as a force of togetherness, united in our goals to make Gainesville a better place for every constituent. A place that can serve as a model community unhampered by political divisiveness or socio-economic prejudice. A place that we can be proud to call our home.
As a Gainesville resident, I have experienced first-hand the deficiency of basic services, the lack of attention to our most vulnerable citizens and the non-solutions-based thinking from our city leadership. As a father of two, my appreciation for what citizens around me do not have is both heart-breaking and unacceptable. We need to do better.
I am an engineer both by education and experience. I studied under brilliant minds at both Miami Dade College and Florida International University. I was mentored by software prodigies in the early days of IBM. I am wired to solve problems and I have been schooled to find solutions. Software development requires a structured and orderly approach to problem solving. It requires a keen sense of understanding and anticipation in order to most efficiently and effectively get to the root of the issues. This is the type of forward thinking and practical experience that I can and will bring to the office of Gainesville City Commissioner.
Effective leaders are good listeners. I will take the time to really understand your interests and your concerns, because a good leader must do more than just listen. A good leader must hear. I will not just open my ears to your concerns, I will open my heart and my mind. And I will fight for every resident of the City of Gainesville regardless of your race, religion, socio-economic status or gender. As your elected official, I owe that to you.
I will bring a measure of accountability and transparency to this position. These are critical factors in order to develop a level of open trust in your government officials and a true belief in your governmental policies. The call for transparency is not a fad that will fade with time. More than ever before, voters are demanding their leaders be open and honest about their political and personal agendas. I pledge to bring this level of decency and reliability to Gainesville City Hall.
I am optimistic about our future, but I will plan for every contingency so that our citizens can be assured that they are getting the very best from this elected position. I recognize the need for sound and stable leadership that will unite our community and form a cornerstone for the foundation of safe neighborhoods and local business growth.
I recognize that in a democracy the people rule. Elected officials represent the people’s best interests in every political, economic and social aspect of their elected position. And I greatly I look forward to serving you as City Commissioner.