My choice for District 3 Commissioner

I live in Collier County Commission District 3, whose next commissioner will be decided in the August 14 primary.  Candidates are incumbent Tom Henning and challenger Bill McDaniel, both Republicans.  See “Make an Informed Choice for County Commissioner” for some background.My choice is based on two things: 1. how well the candidate did or will … Continue reading My choice for District 3 Commissioner

Simply Not So

To:  Letter to the Editor, Naples Daily NewsRe: “Region's Congressional GOP candidates: Where they stand on providing health-care” Congressional candidate Paige Kreegel understated the severity of our uninsurance problem in your July 22, 2012 article by saying that “only 12 percent to 15 percent of people in the U.S. aren't insured.” In fact, the uninsured rate … Continue reading Simply Not So

The lesser of evils for US Senate

All registered Florida Republicans have four candidates to choose from on August 14 in the US Senate primary:·        Connie Mack·        Mike McCalister·        Marielena Stuart·        Dave WeldonAs a Republican in Name Only (RINO), I began my research to decide who to vote for by seeking the least-bad alternative to front-runnerConnie Mack.  You cannot be more surprised … Continue reading The lesser of evils for US Senate

First thoughts on our Congressional and Senate Republican primaries

All registered Republicans in Collier County have the opportunity to help decide who will oppose Bill Nelson for one of Florida’s two US Senate seats, and those living in western Collier County will help decide who will oppose the Democratic and NPA nominees for that region's Congressional seat in November.Before I say more, I urge … Continue reading First thoughts on our Congressional and Senate Republican primaries

Dwight Brock for Collier County Clerk of Courts

It seems to me if you’re hiring a Chief Financial Officer, you’ll want the candidate with the best academic and professional credentials, and the most relevant work experience.  Further, you’ll want the candidate whose career to-date inspires the most confidence.On August 14, we’ll be hiring Collier County’s Chief Financial Officer, known in Florida as the … Continue reading Dwight Brock for Collier County Clerk of Courts

Whew! No school prayer in Collier County Public Schools

Did you know that the Florida Legislature passed a law in its 2012 session to permit prayer in our public schools?  As summarized in the Sun-Sentinel last February:The bill ... permit(s) individual school boards to adopt standards for how and when students in public schools could lead public prayer at school events, even mandatory events … Continue reading Whew! No school prayer in Collier County Public Schools