To the Editor:
Please vote this November.
I am running for sheriff of Lee County. We all need a Lee County that is safe. We all want our families to grow up without fear of violence.
The countywide murder rate is up about 140 percent. Burglaries and thefts are up about 18 percent combined and overall county crime is up about 6 percent.
These are real numbers I gathered from the Sheriff's Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
A safer Lee County means an increase in your quality of life and will act as a catalyst to strengthen our economic recovery. Less crime and economic strength go hand-in-hand.
You can make a difference no matter what your party affiliation.
It all starts with your vote. I ask for your vote now and will continue to do so as Nov. 6 nears because I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am the right person to lead Lee County back onto a path of safety and prosperity.
My experience and education are unmatched. Most importantly, my love for Lee County and protecting its residents from crime run deep through my veins. It is who I am. I have dedicated my life to public service.
If you think you will not be able to make it to the voting booth this Nov. 6, please complete a ballot by mail. You can request one by downloading and completing a simple form at: leeelections.com/content.php?l=93.
As Americans we enjoy the enormous opportunity to vote. Please take advantage of that opportunity.
For more information about me please visit my website at www.lee2012.com
Thank you for your time.
Lee County sheriff candidate