Guest Post: School Board Election Significant for All

This post by John Lynch appeared in a Naples Daily News online blog called "Political Point of View by Collier Democrats" on October 22. It appears here at Mr. Lynch's request; he asks that readers share it with others. I urge you to do so. Vote for Kathy Ryan for School Board.School Board Election Significant … Continue reading Guest Post: School Board Election Significant for All

My vote on Amendment 3, Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies

As I learned in “Voting for Judges: Where to Begin?,” Florida’s governor appoints justices of the Supreme Court and judges of the District Courts of Appeal.A judicial appointment may be necessary when a justice or judge reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70, fails to qualify for a retention election, or fails to secure a … Continue reading My vote on Amendment 3, Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies

Regarding proposed Amendment 1

This guest post by Susan Calkins provides excellent background for voters’ decision-making about Amendment 1, The Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment. Ms. Calkins is a retired professor of anthropology/sociology, Florida Master Naturalist engaged in environmental policy issues, graduate of the Greater Naples Leadership Master’s Program, and recipient of 2007 Jefferson Award for Public Service. … Continue reading Regarding proposed Amendment 1

Regarding proposed Amendment 2

This guest post by Michael Reagen provides excellent information for voters’ decision-making about Amendment 2, Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions. Dr. Reagen is a citizen member of The Fort Myers News-Press Editorial Board, and this opinion piece appeared in the News-Press Sunday, October 12. It is republished here with his permission, because I … Continue reading Regarding proposed Amendment 2

My votes for Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer

The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services “supports and promotes Florida agriculture, protects the environment, safeguards consumers, and ensures the safety and wholesomeness of food.”The Department of Financial Services is responsible for Insurance, Treasury, State Fire Marshal, Banking and Finance.The officials who head both departments, along with the Governor and Attorney General, make up the … Continue reading My votes for Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer

My votes for Collier Soil and Water Conservation District Board

Lake Trafford - restorationcompleted in 2010Florida’s 62 Soil and Water Conservation Districts and their governing boards of supervisors were established in 1937 as part of a nationwide response to the period of severe dust storms (the Dust Bowl) and other conservation problems that severely damaged the country’s ecology and agriculture during the 1930s.According to Florida’s … Continue reading My votes for Collier Soil and Water Conservation District Board