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2018 Democratic Primary, Tallahassee, FL, precinct 3107

Research, notes and choices of Robert C. Watson...

  • U.S. Congress, District 5
    • Al Lawson
      • --- MY CHOICE ---
        • A proven record in Congress
  • Governor
    • Gwen Graham
      • --- MY CHOICE ---
        • I would dearly love to vote for our Mayor, Andrew Gillum. But I just don't think the rest of Florida will give him a chance.
        • Despite my differences with Ms. Graham on several issues, being the daughter of one of the most universally revered Governors and Senators in Florida history I think makes her the only Democratic candidate that can defeat Rick Scott's handpicked waterboy, Adam Putnam, in most of the state.
  • State Attorney General
    • Sean Shaw
      • --- MY CHOICE ---
  • State Commissioner of Agriculture
    • Roy David Walker
      • Self-employed
      • "Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies"
      • Wants Gun permits moved to FDLE who are qualified to do it
      • Wants a Deputy Commissioner for long neglected Consumer Services
      • --- MY CHOICE ---
        • Science-based thinking
        • Thoughtful, rational, beneficial ideas
  • Circuit Judge, District 2, Grp 12
    • Lisa Barclay Fountain
      • "Shareholder at Sniffen & Spellman, P.A."
      • "For nearly 50% of my career, I represented individuals, as well as physicians and hospital systems..."
      • "...40% of my practice involves working with the federal and state laws which prohibit discrimination, harassment and retaliation in litigation matters..."
      • A strong advocate for those she represents.
      • Highly committed church leader
    • David Frank
      • Google Reviews
      • Attorney in private practice in Tallahassee
      • Former Green Beret, CIA
      • Chair of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation of Florida
      • A Legal Services of North Florida Founder
      • --- MY CHOICE ---
        • Seems to be considered impartial, thoughtful and diligent by those who have worked him.
    • D. Christine Thurman
  • County Judge Grp 3 -
    • Cydnee Brown
      • Cydnee Brown is a Family Attorney in Tallahassee, FL.
    • Monique Richardson
      • Extensive experience representing the most unfortunate. Managing attorney of Tallahassee office of Legal Services of North Florida.
      • State Attorney's office experience controversy
        • It appears that Ms. Richardson has worded a reference to her time in the State Attorney office in such a way that as to imply she was an attorney there when in fact she was an intern.
    • Suzanne Van Wyk
      • Administrative law judge.
      • Her firm was sued in 2016 by St. Pete Beach for negligence in 2011 when they allowed discussion of Sunshine-Law-covered matters in non-public meetings for which the city has been successfuly prosecuted. The firm settled by returning over $500K.
      • --- MY CHOICE ---
        • Most impartial candidate.
        • Owns up to mistakes.
  • County Comm District 3 -
    • Emily Fritz
      • 30 years in private sector as dietician and manager and directorships of various organizations.
    • Kyle Frost
      • Programmer at CHP
      • Restore trust, improve jobs, environment, consolidate city and county parks depts.
    • Rick Minor
      • CEO of Second Harvest, public policy advisor for Charlie Christ, Janet Reno, ...
      • --- MY CHOICE ---
        • Long history working for leaders I support.
    • Alex Alan Rekstis
      • Citizen activist that began trying to get speed bumps installed in neighborhood.
      • Owns an alcohol/tobacco business permit
    • Carlos A. Rey
      • Assistant General Council, Dept of State (current & thus Rep)
  • School Board District 1 -
    • Patty Ball Thomas
      • Associate Professor
      • Need mental health counselors in schools.
      • No guns, no bullys, no drugs, no gender bias.
      • Reject unaccountable charter schools.
    • Ricky Bell
      • Former Science teacher, coach
      • Opposed to unaccountable charter schools. School of Arts and Sciences should be the model.
      • Students must feel they are part of the school.
      • Need more fences and armed resource officers, single entry.
    • Alva Striplin
      • CEO Big Brothers and Big Sisters
      • Former Math teacher at DeerLake
      • Past COCA and United Way board member along with numerous other groups.
      • "Historically, 50% of charter schools have failed in Leon County. Upon closure, property purchased with taxpayer dollars is then owned by the charter school."
      • Mental Wellness Counselors in middle and high schools
      • --- MY CHOICE ---
        • Critical of charter schools
  • Mayor (City Commission Seat 4)
    • Norris Barr
      • Religious leader
    • John Dailey
      • Leon County Commissioner.
      • Professional politician.
      • Belongs to a great many community groups.
    • Dustin R. Daniels
      • FSU Economics professor.
      • Focused on correcting inequalities between rich and poor.
    • Carrie Litherland
      • Legislative Consultant.
      • Mental health advocate.
    • Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda
      • --- MY CHOICE ---
        • Specific steps articulated to restore trust in City Commission.
        • Long track record of representing the people of this area.
    • Joseph West
      • Retired Disabled Veteran.
      • End cronyism and nepotism in city government.
  • City Comm Seat 3 -
    • Lisa Brown
      • President/CEO Tallahassee-Leon Federal Credit Union
      • "Worked on a Federal USAID project in Ukraine in 2017.."
    • Richard Gorzola
      • Citizen focused on real people.
      • CRA funds should be used for the little things that benefit all.
    • Alex C. Jordan
      • Deputy Director with Florida College System
    • Jeremy Matlow
      • Founder, Gaines Street Pies
      • Involved in programs to help at-risk youth.
      • "Redevelopment should start with the people already living in the area leading the charge. I would ask that we recruit projects that reuse existing structures, are locally-owned and owner-occupied."
      • --- MY CHOICE ---
        • Well thought of in community
        • Honest and cares about others
    • Bill Schack
      • Food Service Director The Kearney Center (serving the homeless)
      • Make ethics board truly independant.
      • No city contracts for companies contributing to campaigns.
      • "We must eliminate the Downtown CRA, and concentrate on the Southside CRA..."
  • City Comm Seat 5 -
    • Henri Adelusi Jr
    • Howard Kessler
      • Retired Orthopedic Surgeon
      • 12yrs Wakula County Commissioner.
      • Volunteer at NHS and Childrens Medical.
      • Independant ethics board.
      • CRA funds used for redevelopment infrastructure that benefit the people.
      • --- MY CHOICE ---
        • The city needs some wisdom on the board.
    • Bob Lotane
      • Communications Consultant
      • "Hill + Knowlton Strategies Tallahassee, FL Senior Consultant/Vice President
        • Senior consultant to top international strategic communications firm.
        • Provide political and strategic counsel on communications issues to corporate clients.
        • Work with largest national insurance companies to create and implement strategic plan to advance or impede issues before state governmental bodies.
        • ..."
    • Diane Williams-Cox
      • Accountability and Compliance Officer Voices for Florida, Inc.
      • Former DOR Business Analyst
      • Restore trust in City government
      • Strengthen ethics code
      • Detailed oversight of CRA projects

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