I enjoy being invited to come out and speak to all of the local community groups! They have been very welcoming and I like hearing what issues that they are having. I cannot wait to work on those issues for the people of Pasco. We will be working a lot on building a strong base of supporters to bring this county back to the people here. If you are interested in volunteering please let me know. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all of the people that have been out there helping me and other campaigns. We cannot do this without you!
So I was looking at my petitions to qualify and I have 3,115 approved of the 3,360 needed to qualify. I currently have 318 still at the SOE that they have to verify for qualification. Thank you to all of the volunteers that have gone out and knocked on doors to get me on the ballot.
I will still be out there knocking on doors to get the vote out for other candidates and to get petitions signed so that they qualify as well. So thank you to all of the volunteers that have been out there helping to make this possible.
With the legislation that impacts our unions passing the Florida House and the Florida Senate, we need to help protect our workers rights more then ever. It has been shown in the past that collective bargaining works and matters. Yet we do not support the rights of workers like we should. We continue to to devalue what the Unions represent. So I am asking that we go out and support the Teamsters at their Rally! They are meeting on March 29th at 5 pm at the corner of Little Rd and Citizen’s Drive by the Government Center. They have been fighting to protect the rights of the workers of Pasco and fighting for the raise they were promised back in October. I hope to see you there.
We have been out Canvassing again. We have a lot of dates coming up in March. We are working to Get Out the Vote for the City elections! We will be out in New Port Richey, Port Richey and Zephyrhills. It has been a lot fun. We have met a lot of people and gotten a lot of people energized to Vote. So if you want to help us out, you can come and join us. Bring a friend. We will teach you how to canvass. We have had a lot of people coming out and helping us.
The Dates and Locations are:
New Port Richey Library March 11th at 12:30 pm and March 25th at 12:30 pm
Port Richey Town Hall on March 31st at 10:30 am
Zephyrhills Library on March 17th at 10:30 am
If you are interested in coming let me know. I will also be out canvassing at the Chasco Fiesta. You can help there as well. We have a lot of volunteers getting signatures.
Thank you to all of the volunteers that have been coming out and helping! Without all of you we would not be as far as we are at this time.
So Votefest is happening again. It is a chance for candidates to get out there and to talk to the constituents. It is a chance to hear the candidates and for you to get to meet them. It is free but there are vendors there as well. So if you are in town on April 8th come out to Gil Dawg in Port Richey and listen to some music and some Politicians.
I of course will be there because I am not afraid to talk to the people and I know that people matter. So hopefully I will see you there!
For years we never contested the seats in Pasco. We often let them run unopposed. We continued to just let them walk in and never fought for what was right. We still do not have Democrats running for 2 seats in Pasco. We have a No Party Affiliation trying to get on the ballot for 38 against the incumbent but no Democrat. The longer we continue to let them go uncontested the longer they will continue to be the party in power. We have lost so many great programs in Florida and programs continue to be defunded. Why is it that we lose all of these programs that help so many people? It is because we have a elected officials that have no concept of what it is like to have to use these programs just to survive. We have a lot of problems in Pasco. Yet our legislators continue to ignore them because they do not impact them directly. As I watch programs sending out emails about how programs that help are currently on the chopping block at the State level, I get frustrated because like a lot of you I have reached out to my elected officials and often am ignored. They forget that they work for us. We should not have to beg them to do their jobs for the people of Pasco, yet we do. They feel secure and have no fear of ever being voted out because no one runs against them. This is a huge issue. So if we want to change things we need to step up and run. So if you are in 10 or 38 , step up and run against them. We want to change things in Pasco and the first part of that is getting people involved. Also isn’t it time to get them to spend all of that money that they have raised to run? So let’s keep them all busy focused on their own races so that they understand that the people are tired of being ignored.
I hear this a lot when I am out talking to people. Not all of the people can afford to donate to campaigns, but there are things that you can do. You can add yourself to the list of people that will phone bank or have a yard sign. You can go out and knock on doors for candidates. You can also like and share their posts. The more people that the posts reach the more people learn about the campaign. Not everyone can knock on doors or donate but there are always things that you can do. So if you see one of the events, share it and invite your friends. If you see a post share it and let people know. Like the posts and like my facebook page. The more people that we can reach the stronger this campaign becomes.
As our county continues to grow, we need to be thinking about the future. We need to be looking at solutions to our growing traffic problems. Part of that is looking at why we have all of this traffic and fixing that issue. We can build roads but soon we will have no more land to build them on. If we continue to use outdated thinking we will continue to have these same issues. We need to be thinking of the future instead of reacting to issues. We need a proactive government one that can think about the future.
Where will all this money be coming from and if they did not think that it would cost this much for an interchange what else are they not thinking about?
I had a great time out there supporting our Agriculture business in Pasco. I got to meet a lot of great people and I got to talk to a ton of constituents. We were in a booth close to the Republican party and it was noticeable how many people stopped there vs our booth. Our booth had a lot of people stop by to see us and talk about Pasco. They did not. It is clear that people want there to be a big wave of change in Pasco. People were so happy to hear that they would have choices on the ballot. They were excited that there are candidates out there that are working to improve the quality of life for all of the people of Pasco. We had quite a few Republicans that came to our booth and talked to us about how they want there to be a change and how they are disappointed with their party and with their elected officials. I did not see my opponent at the fair at all. He did not attend the cow milking and he was not at the booth or talking to the people at the fair. I understand the importance of the Agriculture business in Pasco. I understand the amount of people it employs and the amount of food that it helps to produce. I respect the farmers and the work that they do. That is why I made it a point to be at the fair as much as I could. I was there Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The fair will be wrapping up today and there will be volunteers of mine there today. My opponent did not have anyone there representing him nor did he show up at all.
I wanted to thank all of the vendors, the FFA members, The 4H members, the farmers, the sponsors, the police officers, the first responders, and the workers that made the fair possible. If it were not for them the Agriculture business in Pasco would not have been as spotlighted as they were this week. Thank you to everyone that attended the fair and all of our volunteers that worked to get the petitions signed. We got a ton of petitions this week and I will be dropping more off at the Supervisor of Elections this week. This gets me a lot closer to qualifying. I am now off the the Quilt show in New Port Richey, I hope to see you there.
I will be at the Dade City Fair at the Democratic Clubs booth this weekend. I will be there Tonight and as much of Saturday as possible. I have had people ask why will you be there. My answer is because the people of Pasco will be there and they are what this election is about. I have had a lot of people come up and talk to me. Some to try and start arguments but I listen and they leave stunned that I listened and did not argue back. I understand that not everyone is going to listen to me about every issue but there is often a middle where we can meet. The fact that I actually listen seems to be a big factor to the voters of Pasco.
I am also at the fair because we are getting petitions. I am fortunate to have so many people volunteering their time to get me on the ballot by Petition. At this time I need 1,258 more petitions by May 21st. I am working hard to make that happen before March ends so that I can just focus on helping other candidates get on the ballot or just my campaign.
I was saddened to learn that a man with a cognitive impairment was yelled at by a vendor at the fair. This vendor was very upset with this man all because he supports a candidate. The fact that this vendor did this to anyone, especially a man with a cognitive impairment is heart breaking. If he does this while I am there, I will step in and stop this. This man had no right to treat this man this way. It is sad that people with disabilities are treated with such hostility.
So please come on out to the Dade City Fair and check out the Democratic Party booth! We have been having a lot of fun and meeting a lot of great people. I have enjoyed speaking to the people and getting to know them. It is an amazing place supporting our Agriculture Industry which is an industry that deserves our support.