Choosing Our Leaders – Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce

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    When most individuals take into consideration elections, their minds go to Presidential races and even campaigns for Congress or statewide workplace. As vital as these places of work could also be, what occurs on the native stage has usually way more affect on our on a regular basis lives. The individuals who maintain workplace inside our municipal governments are tasked with steering our neighborhood. Our native elected officers dictate how tax {dollars} are collected and spent on every thing from roads and sidewalks to public security and colleges. In addition they have an ideal affect over growth codes and enterprise laws. The governments closest to you might be way more prone to affect your on a regular basis existence. That’s why native elections matter.

    Right here on the Chamber, we consider that having a effectively-knowledgeable, various, and reliable management is essential to the success of our neighborhood. That begins with having an engaged voters who perceive the problems and the platforms for which candidates in search of workplace help. With a purpose to higher our neighborhood, every citizen ought to make investments their time in being a voter. Voting is a proper that has not come simple for a lot of in our nation and we mustn’t ever take it with no consideration. As Tallahassee’s largest enterprise group, we consider that voting needs to be a high precedence for anybody who calls our neighborhood dwelling – particularly those that personal and function a enterprise.

    In just a few weeks, we are going to all have the chance to determine who ought to change into our subsequent native authorities leaders. The first election for this 12 months is scheduled for August 18, 2020. In preparation for that election, our staff shall be sending out a Native Authorities Candidate Survey to those that shall be showing on the poll in races for the Leon County Fee, Tallahassee Metropolis Fee, and Leon County Colleges. Within the weeks main as much as election day, we are going to compile these survey outcomes and share them with our members in our 2020 native election information. Though our group doesn’t endorse particular person candidates, we do encourage our members to be as educated as attainable about the place of us stand on points that matter to enterprise.

    Our survey questions have been developed with the help of our Enterprise Advocacy Committee and are reflective of each the Chamber’s Guiding Ideas, member suggestions, and different positions taken by the Board lately. Our hope is that as soon as we publish that information, you will take a while to overview the place the candidates stand on issues which can be essential to the long run of our neighborhood. We additionally hope you are taking the time to vote and encourage others to hitch you.

    Voting has by no means been extra handy. Even amidst a pandemic, our native Supervisor of Elections has made voting simple to entry for each citizen. For starters, be sure to are registered to vote within the election – you might have till July 20, 2020, to take action. As soon as registered, there are three methods you possibly can solid your poll, vote-by-mail, early voting, and on election day. All of this data and extra is available at www.leonvotes.org.

    This coming native election comes at a essential time for our neighborhood. As we kind via the financial difficulties of the pandemic, attempt for larger equality in our society, and goal to maintain our households protected and wholesome, we should additionally pause to contemplate the long run we need to create. With a purpose to take vital steps ahead on these fronts, we are going to want leaders who can work throughout our whole neighborhood and assist us all pursue our greatest ambitions. We stay up for listening to from the candidates in search of to do this work and are dedicated to sharing their views with you earlier than the election. Till then, thanks for caring about our neighborhood and supporting your Chamber.

    Jay Revell
    Vice President, Advocacy and Public Coverage

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