Republicans have one choice in the August 28th primary for District 2 County Commission: Chris Paradies!
Click on the priorities poll to tell me what's important to you or to volunteer your time, donate or just reach out to Chris Paradies.
This primary is important to end politics as usual in Hillsborough County, to stop the corrosive influence of big money on career politicians, and to restore trust in county government. If we don't take action now, the county is likely to raise taxes by Billions of dollars. They're looking at sales taxes and gas taxes, which hit our families, seniors and small businesses the hardest! Take action! Take the Priorities Poll, and let your voice be heard loud and clear!
It's time for servant leadership, innovative leadership. The Hillsborough County Commission needs a commissioner who will be a good steward with county resources, someone who will listen to you, and a servant leader, who puts your family's concerns before his own. I've been helping entrepreneurs to change lives for many years. It's rewarding to see how small businesses can impact a community.
That's why I received the 2014 regional volunteer of the year award from the Florida Economic Development Council. I've been leading our region in economic development for years. I chair the board of directors for the TEC Garage small business incubator, which provides professional mentoring to founders of small, innovative startup businesses, and facilitate a 9-week, co.Starters business startup class for artists and innovators.
I'm Chris Paradies. I'll bring smart, innovative solutions to Hillsborough County government that will make living and doing business in Hillsborough better! I call it "Concierge Government" and it'll keep taxes low on our families, seniors and small businesses by bringing the principles of innovation to county government. These are the same principles that I teach to small businesses, and we'll finally be able to address problems that have languished for 16 years during the regime of a 16-year Career County Commissioner, like traffic congestion, which has languished for 16 years.
People ask me where I've found waste, fraud and abuse. Well, I've met a lot of former county employees that have pointed out exactly where to find it. A citizens advisory committee provided a unanimous report providing a list of savings found in the 2017 budget that would have saved $3 billion over 30 years, if implemented, without cutting any services to the people of Hillsborough County. The report has been deep six'ed by the county. Even media links were deleted, but here's a link to an article:
This carefully researched report cut debt, administrative staff increases, low priority donations to nonprofits, and waste, without cutting county services. The report is as a good start. Every expenditure needs to be evaluated in each budget, and administration needs to be pruned regularly to save resources for important priorities.
Millions are being spent on redundant communications, lobbying and incentives targeting the wrong priorities, with no return to taxpayers.
The taxpayers of Hillsborough County deserve better than secret stadium deals and unnecessary transit tax referendums. It is a matter of priorities and stewardship!
Take the Priorities Poll, and let me know what's important to you.
Imagine if Hillsborough County embraced its small, innovative businesses, adopting innovative practices that provide better services to families, seniors and small businesses, at lower cost. The Tampa Bay region provides quality neighborhoods and a cost of living attractive to startups and growing innovative businesses. Small changes to the way the county does business will make our region a hub of entrepreneurial activity, without adding costs to the annual budget. Embracing innovation will save taxpayers money and improve services.
This is not the time to increase gasoline and sales taxes, as Career County Commissioners are looking to do. Now is the time to start and grow small businesses, and government needs to stop being an obstacle. Join the Paradies team. Support common sense in government. Support our small businesses, families and seniors.
Paid by Chris Paradies, Republican, for Hillsborough County Commission, District 2
Chris Paradies Campaign, PO Box 340611, Tampa, FL 33694