Candidate Statement

Samuel P. Cohen

Bio & Resume of Community Service
Samuel P. Cohen
3332 Bailey Palm Court
North Port, Fl. 34288
(941) 423-9458
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Candidate for the North Port City Commission District 2 Seat

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

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.

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)

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.

Florida Certified General Contractor (retired)
Florida Real Estate Associate (retired)