Candidate Statement

Jim Blucher

Family
• Married to Ardith since March 13, 1963 (44 Years)
• Have 4 children and 9 grandchildren
• Raised and Educated in Youngstown, Ohio
Work
• Former North Port City Commissioner, from Nov. 2006 to Nov. 2014
• 21 Years service with Verizon Telephone Company (18 of 21 years in a Senior Management Positions
Have volunteered for many of the local charities and non-profit organizations throughout Sarasota County such as Meals-on Wheels, FISH, and AARP Tax Consultant
• Past President of the Villas of Sabal Trace Homeowner’s Association.
• Past President of Sabal Trace Homeowners Alliance
• Served on the committee for selecting a new North Port city manager
• Served on the committee to update the City’s comprehensive plan concerning future land use
• Past member NP Zoning Board of Appeals
• Past Treasurer South West Regional Planning Council
• Past Executive Board Member of the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary
• Past Executive Board Member of North Port’s Economic Development Council
• Past Board Member of Sarasota County EDC
• City of North Port’s representative to the Peace River Water Management District
• Member with NP Chamber of Commerce
• Vice-President of NP Kiwanis
• Board member South Tiger Bay