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Danny Glidewell

Laurel Hill, FL

#1 Mar 23, 2012
My name is Danny Glidewell and I am announcing my candidacy for the Republican nomination for the District 5 seat in the Florida House of Representatives. District 5 encompasses all of Walton, Holmes, Washington, Jackson and northern Bay counties.
I share the view of many in our area that the state government in Tallahassee has drifted off course and needs to return to its core principles: the ideals of limited government, the notion of fairness and freedom for all, personal liberty and the rule of law. I have always believed that government service was a public trust and was an honor bestowed on those servants by our citizens, not a birthright for anyone.
Our economy continues to be stagnant and many of our citizens cannot find a job that pays a living wage. The people are not responsible for the decline in our economy; government is. It has overspent, overtaxed, and over-regulated. It has failed to deliver basic services within a fair and reasonable budget. At the same time, our leaders have cynically forced our loyal public servants; our teachers, firefighters and policemen, to pay a de facto 3% income tax and told our people this contribution will in some way "solve" the problem and allow the average taxpayer to pay less. Is spending so out of control and our political will to make difficult choices so weak that we must balance our budget by taking money from our loyal employees who have not had a meaningful raise in years? How can we look those long-term employees in the face when we turn around and give high ranking bureaucrats and political cronies large pay increases at the same time? These ill-conceived policies must be repealed immediately.
Our state, like our local and federal governments, needs to cut the waste out of our budgets. This does not mean sacrificing essential services but simply cutting out duplication and removing the state from interfering with our local governments. Our legislature continues to pass laws that allow bureaucrats in Tallahassee to have more control over how our teachers are paid and even how their job performance is evaluated than our elected local school board. They have passed laws that allow those same bureaucrats more say in whether our children are promoted from one grade to the next than our local teachers, administrators and Superintendent. I will work to repeal these laws and return the authority over our schools to our parents and local officials.
Those same elected officials who have placed a stranglehold on local education are simultaneously attempting to privatize one of the most basic of government services: the care, custody and control of those who break the law. They do this in a callous attempt to jettison state workers and force those who guard our safety to work for private companies at poverty wages. What we need is for the state government to acknowledge its responsibility as far as prisons and release control of education back where it belongs: the local school board.
All these things are possible; none of them will be easy. But the choice is clear. We can elect a clear voice fighting for our principles or an echo of the Tallahassee power-brokers.
I hope in the coming weeks to get a chance to talk to each of you and ask you for your vote and support.
LOL

United States

#2 Mar 24, 2012
Spoken like a true politician. Buddy after Rick Scott has done what he has, Republican is considered a 4-letter word.
just saying

Crestview, FL

#3 Mar 24, 2012
Yes, but Marti Coley is also a republican and she has done nothing for our area. At least a new republican is better than that!
Agree

United States

#4 Mar 24, 2012
Marti needs to GO. She votes for what the party wants, not what the people want.
not so

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#5 Mar 25, 2012
Agree wrote:
Marti needs to GO. She votes for what the party wants, not what the people want.
One of her first acts was to start an appeal of the stupid septic tank law.
Really

Argyle, FL

#6 Mar 25, 2012
not so wrote:
<quoted text> One of her first acts was to start an appeal of the stupid septic tank law.
Yea and she did not even get it to the house floor to vote!
pnut

United States

#7 Mar 25, 2012
I don't care what party someone is affiliatd with.. I need a person in charge to say, I don't need a raise, and the people counting on me need a damn break!!!!!!!!

Since: Mar 12

United States

#8 Mar 27, 2012
Agree wrote:
Marti needs to GO. She votes for what the party wants, not what the people want.
I agree Marti needs to go. Voting to privatize the jails and prisons endangers mine and my families safety. It would be cheaper yes but do we want to risk the quality of the correction officers we have because when you privatize them the salary will go to about minimum wage why would someone go to school and just make minimum wage? NO one will those people will go elsewhere. Leaving us with someone not educated enough to protect us enough.

Also Representative Coley is a teacher then to make the vote that bases a teachers salary on the way the students do on a test is repulsive. That shouldn't be on the state level that is a county and local issue.

I believe like Mr. Glidewell here that the government is ran best closest to the people and want people in Tallahassee that believer the same.

Just cause he is a republican doesnt mean anything ass long as he doesnt follow in the footsteps of many of them up there then he will have my vote! Cant wait to hear more from him!
Danny Glidewell

Laurel Hill, FL

#9 Mar 28, 2012
How can you vote for a bill that requires drug testing for all state employees EXCEPT elected officials including yourself? Is that fair? State employees are the employees of the citizens of this state. When did elected officials cease to be employees of the people? If elected I will introduce a bill to require all elected officials fall under the same drug testing rules as every other state employee.
Okey Dokey

Gainesville, FL

#10 Mar 28, 2012
not so wrote:
<quoted text> One of her first acts was to start an appeal of the stupid septic tank law.
And she voted to go private on those 20 prisons too.

Since: Mar 12

United States

#11 Mar 28, 2012
I agree Mr Glidewell! The elected officials should fall under employees of the people the ultimate stated employeee they should do what they require of everyone else!
GCSCpolisci

Panama City, FL

#12 Mar 28, 2012
That's funny, Marti Coley was AGAINST prison privatization and never voted for it. I called her office and actually followed that legislation- it died in the senate thankfully.
Danny Glidewell

Laurel Hill, FL

#13 Mar 28, 2012
You can follow my campaign at www.facebook.com/voteglidewell2012 and at twitter twitter.com/voteglidewell12 .

Hopefully our website will be up and running soon.

If you would like to contribute to the campaign, the address is:

Glidewell for House District 5
462 Gill Road
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

I look forward to meeting you and talking about the issues in the coming weeks.
hahahahah

Crestview, FL

#14 Mar 28, 2012
heard ol jamie westcrook is in tge running again

Since: Mar 12

United States

#15 Mar 29, 2012
GCSCpolisci wrote:
That's funny, Marti Coley was AGAINST prison privatization and never voted for it. I called her office and actually followed that legislation- it died in the senate thankfully.
She was actually for it! I know that for a fact!

Since: Mar 12

United States

#16 Apr 13, 2012
I think getting Glidewell in will be the best option for our area. From thingsx I have read he has the publics best interest at heart.
Teacher

United States

#17 Apr 13, 2012
Danny Glidewell wrote:
How can you vote for a bill that requires drug testing for all state employees EXCEPT elected officials including yourself? Is that fair? State employees are the employees of the citizens of this state. When did elected officials cease to be employees of the people? If elected I will introduce a bill to require all elected officials fall under the same drug testing rules as every other state employee.
Why not? I'm a teacher, have state retirement and have to pay in my 3 percent every month like all other state workers, yet teachers are denied participation in the State's health insurance program.

Do you feel this is fair?

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#18 Apr 15, 2012
Teachers are local government employees. As such you should have access to their health insurance program. As far as the 3% contribution, the state should not be able to tell your local school board that they must charge you that fee. That should be negotiated between the local teachers and their employer. The state retirement is a benefit that the local government provides for you. The state drug testing does not apply to local government employees yet. I have no problem with such programs but I have a big problem with the legislature exempting themselves from the program. The rules should be applied from the top down.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#19 Apr 17, 2012
I greatly appreciate the wonderful response my Mother-in-Law and daughter received last night at the Concerned American Patriots meeting in Marianna. I look forward to attending their next meeting in May.
Blowhole

Crestview, FL

#20 Apr 17, 2012
Danny Glidewell wrote:
My name is Danny Glidewell and I am announcing my candidacy for the Republican nomination for the District 5 seat in the Florida House of Representatives. District 5 encompasses all of Walton, Holmes, Washington, Jackson and northern Bay counties.
I share the view of many in our area that the state government in Tallahassee has drifted off course and needs to return to its core principles: the ideals of limited government, the notion of fairness and freedom for all, personal liberty and the rule of law. I have always believed that government service was a public trust and was an honor bestowed on those servants by our citizens, not a birthright for anyone.
Our economy continues to be stagnant and many of our citizens cannot find a job that pays a living wage. The people are not responsible for the decline in our economy; government is. It has overspent, overtaxed, and over-regulated. It has failed to deliver basic services within a fair and reasonable budget. At the same time, our leaders have cynically forced our loyal public servants; our teachers, firefighters and policemen, to pay a de facto 3% income tax and told our people this contribution will in some way "solve" the problem and allow the average taxpayer to pay less. Is spending so out of control and our political will to make difficult choices so weak that we must balance our budget by taking money from our loyal employees who have not had a meaningful raise in years? How can we look those long-term employees in the face when we turn around and give high ranking bureaucrats and political cronies large pay increases at the same time? These ill-conceived policies must be repealed immediately.
Our state, like our local and federal governments, needs to cut the waste out of our budgets. This does not mean sacrificing essential services but simply cutting out duplication and removing the state from interfering with our local governments. Our legislature continues to pass laws that allow bureaucrats in Tallahassee to have more control over how our teachers are paid and even how their job performance is evaluated than our elected local school board. They have passed laws that allow those same bureaucrats more say in whether our children are promoted from one grade to the next than our local teachers, administrators and Superintendent. I will work to repeal these laws and return the authority over our schools to our parents and local officials.
Those same elected officials who have placed a stranglehold on local education are simultaneously attempting to privatize one of the most basic of government services: the care, custody and control of those who break the law. They do this in a callous attempt to jettison state workers and force those who guard our safety to work for private companies at poverty wages. What we need is for the state government to acknowledge its responsibility as far as prisons and release control of education back where it belongs: the local school board.
All these things are possible; none of them will be easy. But the choice is clear. We can elect a clear voice fighting for our principles or an echo of the Tallahassee power-brokers.
I hope in the coming weeks to get a chance to talk to each of you and ask you for your vote and support.
DO YOU HAVE SIGNS DANNY? JACKSON COUNTY HAS NO SIGNS OF YOURS THAT I HAVE SEEN, AND WE NEED SOMEONE OTHER THAN COLEY OR WESTCROOK! PLEASE POST A LOCATION WHERE PEOPLE INTERESTED IN VOTING FOR YOU CAN HELP YOU POST SOME SIGNS AROUND TOWN. THANK YOU FOR POSTING ON TOPIX. IN THESE SMALL GOOD OL BOY TOWNS THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN POST YOUR OPINION, WHETHER GOOD OR BAD, AND NOT FEEL IMMEDIATE PERSECUTION.

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