Well, here it is, my much anticipated, if a little late, list of selections for the upcoming election and races in my immediate area where I vote. While some of the choices were difficult, others were no brainers, and I believe that both of my readers will find the list in keeping with my views.
I didn’t cover every race because in the end, I am not familiar with every candidate in every race, and while I’m an Independent, I just don’t know many of the democrats in races where there are no other choices. The best I can offer about those races is to do some homework and choose the one whose stances you find least offensive.
Races, Selections, and Reasons…
US Senator: Marco Rubio. I have never been a fan of Sen. Rubio really, but the reality is that he will be the Republican Candidate and will face off against the very liberal and leftist Patrick Murphy in an already very close race. Under no set of circumstances should Patrick Murphy be allowed to remain in Washington.
US Rep. Dist. 18: Brian Mast. Few candidates have ever had my confidence and respect like Brian Mast does. We need him in DC.
Fl. State Rep #85: Andrew Watt. In reality, I don’t know Mr. Watt, however this selection is based on the opinions of people I trust.
Rep State Committeeman: Tough choice between Joe Budd and Peter Feaman. I know both of these very honorable, decent men and I only wish they both could serve. Either of them will be fantastic.
Circuit Court Judge, Group 1: Robert Ostrov. I don’t know Mr. Ostrov, but I have heard a lot of good stuff about him from those I trust.
PBC Sheriff: Roscoe Sessa. Ric Bradshaw has just become too controversial and at very least gives the impression of corruption. For my money, he needs to retire. It’s time for a change, and I believe Mr. Sessa will shake things up in that department.
Property Appraiser: Dorothy Jacks. I don’t know much about Dorothy, but Shelley Vana has been on the public payroll far too long.
Supervisor of Elections: Christine Spain. For my money, Susan Bucher should not be allowed the public trust at any level, let alone such an important role.
Question #4: No! If for no other reason, it reads like just another convoluted government over-reach, and a way to increase taxes.
President of the US: Donald Trump. As I’ve said many times, I don’t really believe anyone with any team can pull us out of the mess we are in, however if it is possible, Donald Trump is the only one that can. His opponent deserves to be in jail, and I hope that he directs his DOJ to go after her and several others from the current regime. That would certainly help re-instill some much needed confidence in government.