New Port Richey mayoral candidate
I never intended to run for office to get the Florida Music Hall of Fame as my platform. I worked on that beginning in 2005 and presented it to the legislative delegation in 2006 and was forced to abandon this due to the fatal illness of my wife, Janice. I was not on the council at the time. I have kept my campaign nonpartisan, unlike Mr. McPherson, with very partisan endorsements.
I am running to give the voters a choice. I don't believe that this is the time that a novice, as mayor, is a good idea. Mr. McPherson doesn't have the time to devote to the job, I do. How can you have a full-time job, head two large organizations, the city and have a family life at the same time? Something has to get shorted and it will be the city.
Just because McPherson brought the contract for Main Street Landing into your interview means nothing. Everyone should know that the mayor can't do any negotiating by himself, it takes the whole council. All of us want that project to move forward.
I'm on the Red Apple School Board, New Port Richey Marine Institute board, Optimist Club, Community Redevelopment Agency and Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizens Advisory boards. A member of Leadership Pasco, Leadership Florida, Institute for Elected Municipal Officials, Advanced Leadership Training and have served on the Code Enforcement Board, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, League of Cities and many more.
No more status quo and cronyism, my community involvement says that.