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Marianna, FL

Thank you!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported me and everyone who voted for me. We fought on the issues and came up short. I met many great people and made friends all over the district. Congratulations to Representative Coley on a great victory and best wishes in the future. Thanks again for everything and know that I cannot tell many of you in words how much I appreciate you and how much you helped me and my family. We are going to look at things and who knows, maybe we will try again in two years.  (Aug 16, 2012 | post #1)

Chipley, FL

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Abe: I received your message and will send you an e-mail next time I am in chipley. Tomorrow I already have a lunch engagement somewhere else. I am sorry it took awhile to respond but I am not around computers most of the day, I am usually going door-to-door somewhere. Mr. Waddell and Geewhiz, I will be glad to meet both of you as well next time I am in Chipley.  (Jul 25, 2012 | post #159)

Chipley, FL

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If you will send me a private message with your phone number I would be glad to meet you for a cup of coffee my next trip to Chipley.  (Jul 24, 2012 | post #149)

Chipley, FL

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Abe: I am 100% against the septic tank bill and want it fully repealed. I am 100% against the teacher evaluation bill and want it fully repealed. I am 100% against higher taxes and want the recent increase in fees for tags, titles, DL's etc. fully repealed. I am 100% against runaway regulations and want a law passed that will require the legislature to vote on and pass any new regulations. I am 100% for a return to basing our state law on natural law and am 100% for personal and property rights. I hope this clears up any misunderstanding.  (Jul 24, 2012 | post #147)

Marianna, FL

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I think we have a real shot this time. Every day more and more people are getting the message and the response at rallies and forums has been great in every county in the district. The teachers and state and local employees have a vested interest in a change in this seat and they know the voting record better than anyone. We just need to keep working these last couple of weeks and really need grassroots calling and talking.  (Jul 22, 2012 | post #29)

Marianna, FL

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I appreciate your comments. When I entered the race I knew we would be outspent and that we would have to use our limited resources wisely. We have put out hundreds of signs but unfortunately they do not seem to stay long in some places. We have really used the free media to spread the word because it is free. We have also bought ads in places where we can get the most bang for the buck and are doing targeted mailouts. Billboards and TV are expensive and beyond our budget at this time. We are going door-to-door and calling people. We are also depending heavily on grassroots help; people calling their friends, family and neighbors and letting them know about the issues and how our opponent has voted during her time in the legislature. I would appreciate any help anyone can give us. If we can pull this off it will send a strong message to the powers in Tallahassee and the big spenders who attempt to buy votes that people are on to them and will not support them any longer.  (Jul 22, 2012 | post #27)

Chipley, FL

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Frank: The answer as to why elected officials get better treatment is simple: They get it because they voted to get it. If you want to know if I support it, the answer is no. I believe that those elected positions should get no better benefits than any other state worker. In some cases they should get less. Elected officials are not our gods or dictators or lords, they are supposed to be servants.  (Jul 20, 2012 | post #122)

Chipley, FL

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120,000 acres per the averages. I think your question is why should government employees receive health insurance if government does not provide it for everyone. The answer is that employees receive the insurance as a benefit in place of higher salaries. I have no problem with giving the employees the money and allowing them to purchase their own, but either way it is a term of employment. Everyone does not work for the government and there is not such thing as free. Someone is paying for it. The taxes needed to provide universal coverage would be enormous.  (Jul 20, 2012 | post #111)

Chipley, FL

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We lost about 3 million acres of farmland between 1874-2002 and are currently losing about 40,000 acres a year.  (Jul 20, 2012 | post #109)

Chipley, FL

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Here you go: Florida¬ís 47,500 farms produce nearly 300 different commodities on more than 9.2 million acres of land. Florida agriculture employs three quarters of a million people and contributes more than $100 billion to our state¬ís economy annually. 2011 figures.  (Jul 19, 2012 | post #104)

Chipley, FL

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And I said I as far as retired people I would never attempt to break our word for something that was promised them as a condition of employment. I said that most current officials work hard. And the figures are the best ones I found googling the subject. While the figures themselves are a bit dated I expect that tourism is still huge and agriculture is still a major economic engine in Florida. As far as the benefits, I believe that the elected officials should receive the same benefits as other workers for the entity involved. State workers and representatives should receive the same benefits.  (Jul 19, 2012 | post #100)

Chipley, FL

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Tourism contributed 57 billion towards Florida's economy. Florida is the #1 tourist destination in the world. Agriculture produced 7.7 billion dollars which is #11 in the USA. These are 2008 figures.  (Jul 19, 2012 | post #97)