Candidate for Clerk of Courts
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website as I seek re-election as your Clerk of Courts and Comptroller. My responsibilities are defined by the Florida Constitution and include the duty to audit the expenditures of the Board of County Commissioners and safeguard county assets. I am elected separately, by the people, specifically to act as a check and balance to government activities so that no one branch can act irresponsibly and without oversight.
For several years, my office has tried to work with the Board to ensure that controls were in place to protect public funds. The alternative of waste, fraud and abuse and out-of-control government spending is unacceptable. And we’re not going to stop until the job is done.
I have seen a disturbing trend of lack of open competition on bids for public goods and services. We must have competition to achieve the best value and lowest cost for tax payers. Equally disturbing, there has been an increase in the number of unauthorized contracts amounting to millions of dollars and spanning multiple years.
I encourage you to review the rest of the information on this website and to contact me if you have questions or are interested in additional information. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you or your organization on these important issues.
My role, the role you elected me to perform, is to protect you and your money. I take this responsibility seriously and strive to serve you to the best of my abilities. You deserve a fiscally-responsible, fair and transparent government and I’m working hard to ensure that you get it. I will never compromise the trust you have placed in me as your independent “check and balance” – your Clerk of Courts and Comptroller.
Thank you for your continued support and interest in a fiscally-responsible, fair and transparent government.