February 01, 2003
Letter to the editor
The Democrat endorsed the Seat 3 incumbent, Debbie Lightsey, but why? Her record includes moving elections to February, costing taxpayers at least $300,000, and guaranteeing a low voter turnout.
Her record includes opposing tax breaks for low-income seniors and leaving the public out of the replacement process, as was done in filling the seat of the late Charles Billings.
We don’t need to increase taxes or raise fees to pursue economic development, to protect and serve our neighborhoods. It does not cost any money to treat every citizen with dignity and respect.
I have met every obstacle in life that one could possibly imagine with a can-do attitude. I don’t complain; I just move forward and do the best possible. This approach translates into a record of leadership, a record of achievements, and a record of community involvement. Because this community has embraced me, allowed me the opportunity to demonstrate my abilities, it is now my turn to serve all the people of Tallahassee and bring a can-do attitude to government.
Candidate for City Commission, Seat 3