Don Makes the Runoff

Craig Lowe and I have survived the March 16th election to fight another day. These were the results of today’s contest:

Ozzy Angulo 153 1.51%
Monica Leadon Cooper 2523 24.86%
Craig Lowe 4073 40.13%
Don Marsh 2960 29.17%
Richard Selwach 440 4.34%

As you can see, these numbers are not very large for a city with 72,623 registered voters. There was only a 14% turnout.

This race will be settled on April 13!

Vote tomorrow for a more livable economy!

I get creeped out by these urban planners and the commissioners who love them. We hear about narrowing Main Street as a way to create a bicycle and pedestrian friendly, more “livable” city. Then they make sure that only a select few can afford to live here.

Unlike the federal government, our cities can create an economy that is so bad that people will move away. Most of us cannot realistically move to South America or somewhere else to start over. But, people CAN move to a city with a lower cost of living, and a less expensive, intrusive government! I routinely meet people who “used to live in Alachua County”. They cite all the same problems with living here: high taxes and high prices. Many of these people are retired, which means they were not usually looking for jobs. Losing these people is a double whammy: they take their tax dollars and disposable income, and they weren’t even competing with us for work! Retirees are a big win for a community, but we run them off!

Vote for me on Tuesday for common sense government based on common sense economics!

GRU: the economy killer

I think this is some of my best work. It’s about GRU and how¬† it can bring us all down if we do not set things right!

“There is no fiscal responsibility without a new coal plant”

Craig Lowe wants us to burn biomass. This gives us higher rates and a crippled economy.

Monica Cooper is against biomass, but she is against the coal plant, too. She wants us to depend on solar, which is currently more expensive and less dependable: an economy killer.

Richard Selwach stresses balancing the budget, but without affordable energy it is a moot point. He is for more expensive natural gas. Good-bye Gainesville.

Ozzy Angulo has nothing meaningful to say about energy; as if it doesn’t matter.

Let’s vote to save our city in 2010! Don Marsh for Mayor on March 16th

As a little bonus, I include this new YouTube video I made yesterday!