Candidate Statement

David Morgan

David Morgan is small business owner and native Floridian with 4 generations of family in Sarasota. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Sarasota Housing Authority. His professional experience is providing training, policy creation and consulting services on affordable housing and HUD programs. David has worked on disaster recovery, agency audits, streamlining operations and creating policies for Public Housing Authorities and municipalities across the country. He also serves on the board for Arlington Park Neighborhood Association, Bayfront 2020 neighborhood representative, the Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, the state association furthering affordable housing needs, and is a member of Kiwanis. David graduated with a B.A. from Bowling Green State University. David Morgan will bring a practical and fresh perspective to the city commission.

David believes the budget effects all issues, proper budgeting will allow for meaningful impact so we can address, affordable housing, homelessness, pensions, traffic, and public safety. The city needs to plan for and be opened to exploring balanced development in Downtown and throughout the city. We need to diversify and expand our tax base to avoid the necessity of raising taxes.

As a city leader David Morgan will foster coalition building within the city council, coalition building between the city council and non-profits, and coalition building between the city and for-profits partners. It’s important that we leverage all of our resources for the benefit of the city.

David Morgan received the recommendation from The Observer and endorsement from the Realtors Association of Sarasota and Manatee.