Several county commissioner candidates mentioned economic development as a core issue facing the county. As a follow-up we asked them to expand on their ideas for economic development, describe what they consider that to be and what a strong economic development plan looks like. Each candidate was given up to 275 words for their response.
I have been happily married for the last 20 years to Emilio “Sonny” Vergara. Sonny is a former USMC Vietnam combat helicopter pilot and now retired executive director of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. I am a proud auxiliary member of VFW Post # 8713.
District 1 County Commissioner
This not a Universal Primary Contest, so the REP candidates will only appear on REP Primary ballots. The winner of this election will run against the DEM candidate Isaiah Haddon in the General Election on Nov. 3.
ISAIAH HADDON (DEM Candidate)
Sheriff Al Nienhuis (Incumbent)
Running for an elected office is a hard task. The Hernando Sun thanks the individuals who enter the race to serve the public. It is frequently a thankless job, long hours if done correctly and a public official’s actions are under constant scrutiny. It is important for society to treat elected officials with fairness and respect, otherwise only the most corrupt, power seeking individuals will find it worthwhile to pursue an elected position.