Nassau County Commission, District 3

Published On: Aug 02 2012 02:18:28 PM EDT
Updated On: Aug 02 2012 02:19:25 PM EDT

The District 3 county commission seat is one of two spots on the commission that are up for election in 2012.  The two candidates for this seat -- Pat Edwards and
Ronnie Stoots -- are both Republicans, but since no other candidates are running, all voters can cast ballots in the races and the winner of the Aug. 14 primary will be elected to a four-year term.

Read about the two candidates:

Pat Edwards

AGE:  60

FAMILY:  Wife, Norraine; 2 adult children: Abbie and Patrick; 6 Grandchildren

OCCUPATION:  Own and manage R.P.M. Lumber in Yulee

EDUCATION:  High School

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  None

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. "Shrinking Ad Valroem Tax base and how to adjust Goverment.
  2. "How to attract new Businesses to Nassau County to reduce our reliance on Ad Valroem taxes and provide local jobs.
  3. "Traffic and growth issues in the Eastern part of Nassau County."


HOW CAN YOU HELP VOTERS IN A WAY IN A WAY THAT OTHERS RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE CANNOT?

  • "I have thirty-eight years of successful business expierience in Nassau County. I have designed and implemented budgets to address many of the same issues our county is facing. I have made many of the same choices our county will have to make in order to continue operation of my company. I have lived in Nassau County for thirty-eight years; my volunteer service to my community is diverse and continuous."


WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

  • "I hope that I will be remembered for my ability to work with my fellow Commissioners to make Nassau County Government accountable and user friendly."


WEBSITE: None


Ronnie Stoots

This candidate has not responded to the WJXT/News4Jax.com questionnaire.

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