Familiar Face to Challenge Incumbent Commissioner – Will Debate This Fall on RNRF
HERNANDO – As RNRF gears up for the County’s only REAL political debate, so are candidates who are bidding for seats on the Board of County Commission and School Board.
Last week, RNRF caught up with Republican candidate for the District 2 County Commission Seat, Charles D. Greenwell, where he was meeting with patrons and soliciting signatures from registered voters at a local restaurant.
Greenwell, a Kentucky native and retired attorney spent a few minutes with RNRF discussing his background and platform for the upcoming election.
Greenwell is a familiar face among commissioners, where he often chimes in on several issues before they go before a vote.
Greenwell says, “I’ve become increasingly concerned about the gap in information between the career staff and our board of commissioners.” Greenwell voiced concerns over the Sunshine Laws that prevent commissioners from being able to meet and discuss issues, prior to voting on vital subjects that effect the entire county. Greenwell explains, “They get the agenda packets and are briefed by the Administrator on Thursday, and then go to vote by Tuesday.” Greenwell wants to see more time allotted for commissioners to have discussions on agenda items, rather than rushing to make a decision. “Where is your leadership taking you, where do they want you to go, and more importantly, where do you want to see this county go,” says Greenwell.
I asked Greenwell what more could be done to attract industry and create jobs around the Brooksville – Tampa Bay Regional Airport. Greenwell, a former pilot, explains that our control tower is feeding off of the Tampa system. “We’ve got a top-notch facility and we have a control tower that is professionally staffed, but you have a plane coming in and its flying IOS on the Tampa system, and our controller grabs the binoculars on final approach. That is a piece of the puzzle that needs to be solved as we move forward,” says Greenwell.
Greenwell will take on incumbent Wayne Dukes this fall and will go head-to-head at the RNRF Great Hernando Debate on August 2nd.
Go to www.greenwellforcommissioner.comto find out more about Charles D. Greenwell.
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