Stark Differences in Character, Honesty and Trustworthiness

Before you Vote, Ask Yourself these Important Questions

Many of you have received a printed brochure in the mail from me. My office has been flooded with requests for an electronic version of the brochure to pass on to friends, family and others. Attached is an optimized document (PDF) for your use and distribution.

The Importance of Being an Honest, Trustworthy and Experienced Leader
Leadership and management expertise matter very much to me as they should to everyone. The fundamental differences between me and my opponent could not be more clear:

I have a vision for what Collier County can be. I have earned the respect of my peers in the legal and law enforcement communities.

I have more than 30 years of law enforcement and investigative experience and more than 27 years of business experience, often managing more than one business at one time.

I know right from wrong, and have fought for Collier County citizens who have been wronged by our legal system.

I am honest and trustworthy. Telling the truth at all costs is vitally important to me.

As you know by now, I do not shy away from hard issues. And in seeking the truth, I have asked many hard questions.

In sharp contrast to my fundamental beliefs, in answering the following questions it should be equally clear as to who is the best choice for Collier County Sheriff:

  • Did the incumbent use taxpayer money for his 2008 campaign? YES or NO? Some say he admitted to it on TV. The State Attorney found “evidence of wrongdoing.” His behavior is highly relevant in this election because it demonstrates a history of misrepresenting himself to voters. In the 2012 race, evidence submitted to the Florida Division of Elections suggests he continues to break election laws.
  • Did the incumbent fail to release teenagers who were wrongfully jailed to cover up the acts of the son of one of his co-workers? YES or NO? One of the mothers who pleaded with the incumbent for their release knows the real answer.
  • Did the incumbent approve pay increases for his command staff in contradiction to the letter he wrote to County Commissioners that stated “no member has had an increase since FY 08.” YES or NO? The website proves he categorically gave increases over many years. He now calls them “incentive training.” And he now admits there are only 32 at the CCSO that earn $100,000+ (instead of 38) … still extraordinarily high when no one else in the County received pay increases in the past four years.

Of course there are many other issues in the race, but I if you answered YES to any of these questions, then you must concur with me, and overwhelmingly reject the incumbent on August 14.

Early Voting Has Begun
It was exciting to see early voters cast their ballots yesterday at The Orange Blossom Library. Early voting for the August Republican Primary will continue through August 11. The polls are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vote at any one of the following locations:

  • Everglades City Hall – 102 Copeland Avenue N, Everglades City
  • Golden Gate Library – 2432 Lucerne Road, Naples
  • Immokalee Library – 417 N First St, Immokalee
  • Library Headquarters – 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples
  • Marco Island Library – 210 S Heathwood Drive, Marco Island
  • Naples City Hall – 735 8th Street S, Naples
  • Supervisor of Elections Office – 3295 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

What Else Can You Do?
Spread the word. Forward this email to everyone you know. Teachers, Firemen, EMS, other County workers.

The August 14 primary is open to Republicans only. Please encourage your fellow Republicans to vote. It is important that every voter that can vote in the Primary, actually vote.

If you would like to contribute to my campaign, click here.

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