MEET THE CANDIDATES: Local Planning Agency chairman challenges Crestview incumbent

Published: Monday, March 4, 2013 at 04:01 PM.

Relevant experience:

As your council member, I was instrumental in facilitating the reduction of city property tax to 1996 levels.

Led efforts to improve residential and commercial retail development by removing impact fee obstacles.

First to conduct line-item review of entire city fiscal year budget.

Helped in the establishment of the FAMU Crestview Education Center. Four-plus years of council experience including serving as council president, vice president and Crestview Redevelopment Agency chairman and vice chairman.

Other education/experience: 96 semester hours, Nuclear Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Associate of Applied Science, Information Systems Technology: Community College of the Air Force, Graduate Senior Non Commissioned Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., Associate of Applied Science, Aircraft Accessory Systems Technology, Maxwell AFB, Ala., Graduate of the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government's Basic and Advanced Institute for Elected Municipal Officials course and Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council Weekend Institute for Elected Officials.

Reason you seek this position: I have enjoyed my first term, but there is still much work required to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of local government.

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