I am running for a city commission seat

Today I will be filing to run for the At-Large #2 seat in 2011. I am starting early to insure the best chance for victory. The Supervisor of Elections has not yet set the exact date for next year’s city elections, but it will be in March. That date must be fixed in June, according to staff.

Since Mayor Craig Lowe has been sworn in, it appears that the city is unwilling to deal with it’s current emergencies, and is seeking to place new burdens upon its citizens. Although it is not the purview of city government, the Mayor is placing a priority on education and is looking forward to being an ambassador to other cities. Meanwhile, citizens near the contaminated Koppers site are still concerned that the clean up will be given the same level of neglect that it has received for decades.

I look forward to a promising future for this campaign. We came very close to winning this year. We have no other choice but to win if we want change!

2 thoughts on “I am running for a city commission seat”

  1. This is great news for Gainesville. Thank you, Don, (and Cindi,) for your willingness to commit to another campaign, and your desire to serve the best interests of all the people of Gainesville. I expect that we will be able to count on you to keep the real issues affecting our city on the front burner, while our new mayor attends to his good will tours and feel-good pet projects, enthusiastically supported by Commissioner Hawkins and most of the gang at City Hall. While Gainesville has been somewhat insulated from the economic struggles affecting our country, there are plenty of folks who are working hard through hard times who don’t appreciate the “big government” approach at City Hall, which has sought to redistribute our hard earned money on utopian urban planning projects, environmentalist fads, and sweet deals for a few, that are paid for by the rest of us, even as crucial services that cities should provide their citizens, like clean air and water, and adequate police and fire services, get put low on the city commission’s priority list. Yes, the mayoral race showed that more people are waking up to the takeover of their lives by big government at all levels, even in our “progressive town.” I’m thinking that next spring, we will be known as a “town that came to its senses,” as we make some sweeping changes at City Hall. Thanks to you, and Robert Krames for giving us a clear choice next spring for common sense representation in city government. Looking forward to hearing encouraging news from Dist. 3 too…We are with you!

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