BROOKSVILLE — Timber Pines resident Arlene Glantz says she is tired of hearing county officials complain about all the problems they face.
Instead, she says, she wants to hear ideas for solutions and see actions to make those solutions work.
That is why the Brooklyn native says she prefiled paperwork this week to run for the District 1 Hernando County Commission seat now held by Republican Jeff Stabins. Glantz is a Democrat.
A retired attorney, Glantz, 68, earned her bachelor's degree in economics and her master's in business administration, specializing in finance. She said she sees the county's biggest need as bringing in new jobs and making sure that the county's workforce has been trained in the modern skills needed to do those jobs.
Glantz came to the area five years ago from Long Island, N.Y. In addition to working on the Timber Pines Community Association board, she has been involved in a number of other community groups, including the county's anti-drug coalition and the Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board.
Of the incumbent, Glantz said: "I don't think he has the professionalism, and I also think he is lacking in the skills he needs to do the job now.''
Stabins so far faces two Republican challengers: Michael Burmann and Regina Werder-McGuire. Joseph Swilley is running as an Independent. Democrat Glenn Claytor had prefiled for the seat, but died in January.
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