Sarasota County, FL - Board of Elections

Candidate Statement

Samuel P. Cohen

Bio & Resume of Community Service
Samuel P. Cohen
3332 Bailey Palm Court
North Port, Fl. 34288
(941) 423-9458
E-mail (sam_I_2am@juno.com)

Candidate for the North Port City Commission District 2 Seat

MISSION:
To help make North Port area a HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT for it's Citizens, Businesses, Visitors, Winter Residents and especially it's Youth (our future).

BACKGROUND:
Originally from New York, the family moved to Sarasota in June of 1972.
We raised three children, two Graduates of Sarasota HS and one Pine View Graduate.
We had a contracting business and a retail store devoted to construction “finishing” products in Sarasota on Tamiami Trail.
Since selling the businesses in 1986, I have been involved in construction through employment with a number of the areas locally owned major Construction companies.
My wife & I relocated to North Port in April of 2004.
I am now retired and currently doing community volunteering.

EXPERIENCE:
Currently:
North Port Masonic Charities for Needy Children, Inc. - Secretary
(Sponsor for Scouts, Demolay and Glenallen Elementary students)
Englewood Beach & Yacht Club. - Board member
North Port Masonic Lodge No 406 F & AM.- Secretary
Helping our local community (though fund raising and support of Meals-on- Wheels, St. Vincent de Paul, Backpack, Masonic Child ID, Boys & Girls Club programs as examples)
Venice Shrine Club – V. Pres.
North Port Shrine Club - Board member
(supporting Shrine Hospitals, raising funds & transporting local patients, sending children to the Circus)

Formerly:
Bobcat Trail Community Development District,- Board of Supervisors.
Temple Beth El, North Port - Served as Treasurer, then as President (2006-09)
Sarasota County Code Enforcement Board - (’84-’92, as chairman last four years)
Temple Beth Sholom, Sarasota, Executive Board (’73-’82) and House Committee chair 6 years.
North Port Shrine Club - President 2010
Sahib Shrine Center elected to the Financial Comm 2010
Sahib Shrine - appointed as Director of Clubs 2011.

OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES:
Florida Certified General Contractor (retired)
Florida Real Estate Associate (retired)