Pasco Commission, District 3, Republicans
I am not afraid to work hard for Pasco. As a 27-year military veteran, I was endorsed by my supervisors and was one of ... 4 percent of those who enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard to become a commissioned chief warrant officer. I am proud to be one of the less than 5 percent to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. I value education, having earned a master's degree while raising a family. Over the course of my career, I saved thousands of dollars through self-help projects and smarter ways of getting things done.
I am not a financially wealthy man, with business or property interests to protect. But, I would be honored for the opportunity to help bring businesses to Pasco County, support emergency and animal services, eliminate park fees, be an advocate for veterans, expand public transportation and make Pasco a better place for our children and families.
Pasco Commission, District 1, open primary
Thank you for not recommending my campaign. Going into this campaign I set forth and stuck to my ideals of fiscal conservatism and character in public service. I would have to question if I had strayed from those ideals if I had been endorsed by the Times. However, I believe that my ideals resonate with the people of Pasco County.
We are tired of the same-old, same-old, good ol' boy politics. Our county is faced with large debt, high unemployment, and self-interested people posing as public servants. Yet the Times continues to recommend the very same candidates that represent precisely what is wrong with this county. I hope the people of Pasco allow their voices to be heard on Aug. 14. God bless.
Editor's note: Candidates not recommended by the Tampa Bay Times are given an opportunity to respond.