Robert W. Copeland
Hello. My name is Robert Copeland and I am running for the Charter Review Board District 2. Thank you for viewing my biography and taking the time to learn a bit more about who I am and why I am running to represent you on the County Charter.
First off a bit of background information: I was born in South Dakota and moved to Sarasota in 1992. I have always viewed myself as a blue collar hard working individual and am currently employed at Mattison's on Main Street. I also am a small business owner and run a pressure washing company.
I became interested in politics more out of a growing sense of concern about how government whether it be local or federal has continued to grow, in my opinion, more distant and less interested with the citizens they represent. I feel that as a member of the Charter Review Board I can help keep the charter elected, not appointed and also open to the voices of the people while continuing its tradition of working with our commissioners. I am a supporter of home rule and believe that an informed and active electorate is the best way to maintain our freedoms while limiting the power of government. Let freedom reign.