08Sep

Stephen BaconFor DeBary city Council, Seat 1

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I hope to have the privilege of representing the residents of DeBary. I will use my common sense solutions and finance skills to create a better quality of life, economy and jobs in DeBary. I will make it my priority to focus on your ideas and concerns.

My promises:

  1. I will support and defend the lowest municipal tax rate in Volusia County.
  2. I will preserve and defend the small town ambiance of DeBary and aggressively seek business opportunities and grants for small business.

Here is what I plan on doing within thirty days of being elected:

  1. Recommend fifteen additional community leisure family activities and festivals.
  2. Recommend a first class “Town Center” with specificity and funding requirements with a few restaurants around the train station; pursuant to a public referendum.
  3. Recommend a citizens Professional Budget Advisory Board to help make government more efficient.
  4. Recommend major improvement in City and State parks in DeBary with specificity, with around twenty additional improvements.
  5. Review Police and Fire contracts with Volusia County and Orange City respectively.
  6. Recommend emergency public safety drills for fire, police and residents.

Background: quick overview:

  1. Nation’s largest accounting firm, Coopers & Lybrand.
  2. VP Financial officer of major public traded company.
  3. Appointed four years as Officer and Budget Advisor to Miami Beach.
  4. Published, lectured and blogged for the Orlando Sentinel, published in the Miami Herald and AM Best Magazine. Published a book called “Rebirth of America for the American Worker’.
  5. Licensed pilot land and sea,
  6. Captained a 40′ LOA documented vessel in the Keys and Bahamas.
  7. A number of business accommodation awards from the City of Miami Beach; from the IASA as President of the South Florida Chapter of the largest international organization of Insurers and service companies; from the Latin American Producers of Miami; from Post 8093 VFW Men’s Auxiliary, et al.
  8. US representative to the Sphere and the Drake Insurance Companies of London and Dai-Tokyo Fire and Marine Insurance Company Ltd. of Japan.