My Dear Friends:
As an educator, I have committed my entire career to public service. Growing up in a family where my parents instilled in my brothers and me great values and respect for what America is all about, I hold a strong sense of civic duty close to my heart. When we talk with our children about our expectations of their civic duty, I do not want it to ring hollow. It is only through our actions – actions taken based on the strength and courage of our convictions – that we can make changes for the better.
And, changes are vitally needed now. Like many of you, I am frustrated with what is happening to our state, our country, and more importantly, right here in our own backyard. The legislation that passed this recent session does nothing to create or increase jobs; in fact, thousands were lost, and it put more of our most vulnerable citizens at risk by denying them a fundamental human right of access to health care. It is frightening how education has been pushed further down the road to destruction. These actions have a direct impact on all of our lives, every day. And I feel it’s time for me to do something about it.
So it is with a strong commitment to the principled values I grew up with: family, service, integrity, and a focus on making Florida and our community stronger, that I announce my candidacy for State Representative, Florida House District 97. It would be an honor for me to serve our district, our county, and our state on behalf of you, my friends and neighbors. I promise to work diligently for you in the strong tradition of those that have already done so -we have been fortunate to have great leaders from our district.
But I cannot do so without your input. I need to hear from you. Tell me what you think, what your needs are, and where you feel our legislature should take us. I will listen and respond to you. You will receive straight answers from me. Connect with me at Robin@robinbehrman.com.
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