Sarasota County, FL - Board of Elections

Candidate Statement

Cheryl Cook

RESTORE TRUST & INTEGRITY On November 6, 2012 * VOTE for Cheryl Cook for Seat #1 North Port City Commissioner

Hello, my name is Cheryl Cook and I am asking for your vote on November 6 to be your voice in Commission Seat 1. Being from South Florida and moving to North Port ten years ago, I understand the natural appeal of this area. Our community is not only a great place to live but also has seemingly endless potential. We are the largest City in Sarasota County, both in population and land area and our natural amenities makes us unique in the region. Our citizens, businesses, open space and community assets, with little effort, are a constant promotion of our city. We are now the lead city in the metropolitan statistical area title and we are distinguishing ourselves in an exciting way. All that does not come without challenges and North Port still lags behind in personal integrity, serious business consideration and environmental opportunities.

Some things we need to do to regain financial stability:
• Balance the budget without using reserves or raising taxes (don’t spend what we don’t have). • Streamline operations to maximize staff and the level of public services. • Prioritize infrastructure needs (roads, water, sewer). • Address the method legal services are provided to ensure effectiveness and efficiencies. • Approach to Economic Development needs to be community wide. Focus on current businesses and residents while creating new opportunities. • Restore public trust in their local government

Please Consider my:
• Entrepreneurial experience as a business owner for over 22 years. • Volunteerism in the community, including Big Brothers, Big Sisters, helping children who face adversity. • Understanding that the Commission seat I will hold does not belong to me but to the people of North Port. • Constant communication with citizens and taxpayers, not special interests, made me the top vote getter in the August Primary. • Long term work experience, integrity and ethics that will best serve the citizens of North Port.

Contact me at Email: • Phone: 941-564-0251 • Les Reiselt Campaign Manager

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