Why Jack Smink For Brevard County?
Elect Jack Smink in 2014
for District 2
Brevard County Commissioner
(No Party Affiliation)
|My commitment will be to Brevard County and its citizens.|
To apply a common sense approach to every issue brought before me. I will make sound decisions by applying a strategic approach to long term planning for sound economic growth.
It is my belief that we, as Brevardians, are blessed with an abundance of diverse cultural resources. If we utilize those resources often, answers to difficult issues can be discovered. Sometimes all the knowledge needed is right in front of us. I will never hesitate to ask experienced professional and local citizens’ opinions when researching for an answer. I will also work with Federal and State Legislative Representatives to minimize the financial impacts of unfunded mandates.
Along with this common sense approach, transparency is crucial in my process of decision making. Transparency can be a very effective tool in finding common ground with other decision makers. It also further clarifies issues in a way that minimizes bad decisions which in the long run save the taxpayers resources and provides a clear resolve to the community. The old adage measure twice and cut once still rings true.
It is my implementation of these two principles that I believe will empower me to make good, sound decisions, impacting our community with a productive balance of minimum taxes, smaller government, economic and cultural development while strengthening our citizen’s rights.
I filed to run for the 2014 County Commission District 2 seat in July of 2012 – nearly two years ago. At that time, I put my business and life on hold in order to prepare myself to make a difference when elected. During that time, I have met with county department heads and have spent countless hours going over budget and county issues with these leaders. I was quite surprised when they told me that no other candidate, ever, has done what I have done – asked for and followed through with these meetings.
No Party Affiliation
Here is my dilemma: Unless I either completely support all of the beliefs of the Tea Party, or beg for the support of the establishment’s power brokers, I will not receive any monetary or personal support. I believe that if I could isolate any one of the other four candidates one to one, I would be able to compete and win on my principled common sense approach to the issues. Because the pie is so fragmented ,by the Tea Party, the establishment influence, and, of course, the fundraising.
Regrettably, the only choice I have to isolate this race down to one candidate is to change my party affiliation to No Party Affiliation. Unfortunately, in my opinion, Ronald Reagan himself would not be accepting of this scenario, much like me.
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