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Contact: Joe Farrell
Government Affairs Director
Hernando County Association of REALTORS® (HCAR) Release Candidate Recommendations for the 2020 Primary Election
Brooksville, FL (July 23rd, 2020) – Based on the public service, respect for property rights, commitment to economic development, and overall understanding of the real estate industry, the Board of Directors of the Hernando County Association of Realtors® (HCAR) recommends the following candidates:
Sheriff - Al Nienhuis
County Commission District 1 - Beth Narverud
County Commission District 3 - John Allocco
County Commission District 5 - Kevin Hohn
School Board District 2 - Linda Prescott
Fifth Circuit Judge, Group 22 - George Angeliadis
Brooksville City Council Seat 2 - Joe Bernardini
Brooksville City Council Seat 3 - Tom Dye
Hernando County Association of REALTORS® (HCAR) serves as the voice for real estate in Hernando County and provides programs, services, ongoing education, and legislation representation to its approximately 800 REALTOR® members.
Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:27 PM
Transcript of my recent speech for Politics in the park 7/16/2020
My name is Tom Dye and I am running for Brooksville City Council. I want to thank the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to speak to you.
When I decided to run for City Council last year I thought I planned for every possible scenario. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic. Who plans for this sort of thing anyway?
A) Before filing to run, I sought advice from community leaders, business leaders, and especially citizens.
B) I had countless hours of phone calls, in person talks and on-line discussions with lots of people
C) I believe Just saying, I love Brooksville, or “I want to make a difference” is not a plan.
In January, I took early retirement after a long career as an; Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, for small manufacturing firms, as well as large multi-nationals.
I have one sister and my Mom and Dad both worked. Before retiring, my Dad ran heavy equipment for a telephone company and my Mom was a Realtor.
My Parents taught me that I needed to take a stand for what is right, good ethics are an important part of that and most importantly, they taught me to be responsive to others.
If elected I promise to be a responsive to all the citizens of Brooksville, and not just the ones who voted for me.
I developed a plan with a few issues that I felt were important, not only to me,
but to the Citizens of Brooksville as well. All of these are outlined on my website www.tomdye2020.com
A) My 1st platform issue that I developed last year, long before the COVID-19 pandemic or the resurgence of National Black Lives Matter protests is straightforward enough.
• If elected, I propose the creation of a volunteer Citizens Board to oversee, and review policing activities within the City of Brooksville. This board would be comprised of Brooksville citizens including Black community leaders, and others. This citizen oversight board would report regularly to the City Council with their findings and recommendations.
My point is…. it only takes one serious incident that could increase racial tensions or worse. We need to do everything we can before it ever becomes an issue.
Some other issues I have proposed include:
Finding ways to increase the tax base for the City of Brooksville, without increased taxes.
And finally, working to revert our one way streets back to pedestrian/bicycle friendly two way streets. This will revitalize downtown. Its time we stop talking about it and finally make it happen.
Once again these policy issues and others are detailed on my website. (tomdye2020.com)
I humbly ask for your vote, and thank you for supporting me.
Thursday, December 19, 2019 7:20 PM
Thank you so much for the feedback and letting me know what you want from your city.
Thank you so much for all your emails and words of encouragement, and to all the people I meet on the streets, stores, etc. who are passionate about our city of Brooksville.
When I decided to finally run for City Council, I had a few issues that I was and still am very passionate about. It makes my heart glad that so many of you agree with me as well, I have received amazing feedback and ideas from you about what you are passionate about and what you want to see in our city as well.
I want to be your full-time City Councilman and I will be, as I will be taking early retirement on March 6, 2020.
Please keep your emails, phone calls coming. Let me know what you are passionate about and lets figure out how we can make it happen.
Yes, I am available to speak to groups, clubs, and organizations. This has been a topic of discussion lately.
If you want to talk about Brooksville and the issues and challenges we face and how we can move past them. Lets talk.
Contact me and we can arrange an suitable date and time.
Thank you again... Everyone.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 6:47 PM
I am now running for Seat 3
After several discussions with friends and supporters, I have decided to end my candidacy for Brooksville City Council Seat 2, and now declare my candidacy Brooksville City Council Seat 3.
What does this mean to you? actually, nothing at all.
Per election rules anyone who priorly contributed to my campaign for Seat 2 is now eligible for a refund of your campaign contribution, if you have any objections to me moving my candidacy to Brooksville City Council Seat 3.
I have already sent out emails to everyone involved stating this.
If you have any questions or comments please contact me directly.
Together, we can make a difference in Brooksville,and I intend to be your full time voice.If you have any concerns or comments let me know. I am here for you.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:08 PM
On October 31, 2019, my wife Patria and I filed all the required paperwork with the Hernando County Supervisor of Elections for me to run for Brooksville City Council.
You know how campaigns work, we have so many ideas and a lot we want to do. I want to personally meet as many of you as possible to find out what is most important to you.
I need your help. Any contribution you can give is really appreciated, and vital to my campaign.
Sign up to be a volunteer and sign up with your email to receive updates to new developments in the campaign.
Together we can make the City of Brooksville work for all of us again.