MANATEE COUNTY -- Could the County 2010 Election be an election of discontent for the Incumbency?
In Manatee County, voters are angry and demand change. Concerns of many voters have been ignored and summarily dismissed by most of their Board of County Commissioners.
Their neighborhoods have been threatened by increased density, cell towers, and road widening, to name a few. Add that to the excessively high unemployment and the lack of any effort to bring in permanent jobs, pushing incentives for developers to build more houses, and putting taxpayers on the hook for infrastructure costs by reducing impact fees. In fact, we are losing some jobs to Sarasota County and voter sentiment is turning against incumbents.
The Manatee Coalition for Responsible Government set out earlier this year to identify those candidates for the office of County Commissioner who see the need to change from a developer-influenced Board to one that will uphold the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code, support bringing permanent, non polluting jobs to Manatee County, and listen to resident concerns.
The MCRG has completed interviews of seven candidates running for office in the primary and general election. The candidates who we feel will fairly represent citizens and will support our Values are:
District #2 Michael Gallen, Democrat
District #4 Norm Luppino, Republican
District #6 At Large: To Be determined prior to November election
To preserve your neighborhoods, quality of life, and to elect commissioners who listen to the interests and concerns of Manatee residents, we urge you to support and vote for these candidates in the primary election on August 24, 2010 and in the general election on November 2nd.
Contact: Jose Juranga -- 351-7228
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