By MIKE KEMP
Today, I am announcing my re-election campaign for Wakulla County Commissioner, District 3.
It has been a privilege and an honor to serve as your Wakulla Commissioner, District 3 for the last 3 years. I was born and raised here the same as my children and my grandchildren, and we are all proud to call Wakulla our home.
Over the past 50 years, I swore an oath to protect and defend this country three different times in my life – as a Florida Army National Guardsman, as a Wakulla Sheriff’s deputy, and as a Wakulla County commissioner.
Simply put, I believe in our country and our community, and I will do whatever is necessary to protect both.
When you elected me your county commissioner, make no mistake, I committed to protect our community, our values, and our tax dollars. That’s exactly what I’ve done, and I am proud to say that our law enforcement officers and first responders have the equipment and the personnel to keep Wakulla safe, our families have more access to recreation and quality education than ever before, and every tax dollar is being held accountable.
The fact is…
- Wakulla’s first responders are Safer, Faster, and More Accurate through the addition of a new fire engine, a new shift of firefighters, increased salaries for firefighters, increased salaries for paramedics, 12 additional sheriff’s deputies, increased salaries for sheriff’s office, replaced and modernized a 20+ year old communications system using Triumph Gulf Coast funding.
- Wakulla has received more than $81 million dollars from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the “Septic to Sewer” and infrastructure projects to protect our springs and rivers. We’ve rebuilt multiple boat ramps and docks across the county for better access to our waterways.
- Wakulla passed the largest ad valorem-property tax decrease in the history of Wakulla County. I was proud to make the motion and have it supported by every commissioner.
The truth is county board meetings and voting will always be an important part of the job, but after 3 years, I want to tell you that working directly with you every day is just as important. I will always respect your calls and texts, and together we will get an answer.
I know every corner of this county, and no one will work harder for you. I respectfully ask for your support and your vote.
Re-Elect Mike Kemp, Wakulla County Commissioner, District 3.
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