Former City Commission Candidate Daniel Parker Endorses Lisa Sprague for Sheriff
by Daniel Parker | Candidate For City Commissioner
Over the past year of walking neighborhoods, gathering signatures, meeting in your homes and in public places, I was privileged to get to know many of our local candidates well and I know who is working for your best interests. Though my candidacy failed to move past the primary, several good candidates did and I join you as a voter in wanting to see the best candidates win.
It is my believe that Lisa Sprague will make an excellent Sheriff for Leon County and our capital city of Florida.
I understand first hand the difficulties and reluctance to embrace change in our community. We like the familiar, no matter how dysfunctional or unsustainable. and we like to ease into things without being rushed. The current sheriff has been at the helm for some time now, has done what many would consider to be a good job, and has beaten a fine man in Mr. Tommy Mills in the primary.
But it is time for change.
Lisa reminds me a lot of Ann Richards, the former Governor of Texas. A tough woman in what many perceive to be a man’s occupation. Both earned the respect of all of their peers by fighting for what they believed in. Ann Richards became only the second woman elected Governor in Texas. With Lisa, we have the opportunity to continue electing on lifetime merit and ability, and make her one of the first and few female sheriffs in the State of Florida.
But this is not about being first. In Lisa, we have a proven candidate with the opportunity to continue being tough on crime. As the most educated citizenry in the State of Florida, we have an opportunity to install a well educated, family woman with over 30 years of boots on the ground experience in law enforcement as our next sheriff. She combines the education and the experience with a fresh outlook, unfettered by stubbornness, misplaced pride, and old ways of doing things.
I sincerely believe that Lisa will not only be able to lead a department of our finest, but will engage the community like never before in prevention and “keeping the peace.” She represents real democratic principles of respect, honesty, fairness, and toughness. She will be responsive, and responsible.
Please join me in supporting Lisa with your contributions, your time, and your vote. On November 6th, elect Candidate Sprague to be your Sheriff Sprague.
Support Lisa Sprague at: http://www.lisaforsheriff.com/
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COMMUNITY ACTIVIST, FORMER CITY COMMISSION CANDIDATE ENDORSES LISA SPRAGUE FOR LEON COUNTY SHERIFF
In today’s changing times, it is ever prevalent that we continue our commitment to protecting the beautiful neighborhoods of Leon County, forging partnerships with local agencies, and decreasing the past year’s steadily rising crime rate. This is why the choice for Leon County’s next Sheriff on November 6 is clear. And that choice is Lisa Sprague.
Ms. Sprague is a well-educated, seasoned Law Enforcement veteran with a proven record of service. She is a small business owner, has served as President of many national Law Enforcement Associations, and has served in several leadership capacities, including Chief of Police, Interim Chief of Police, Co-Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police and Associate Chief of Police. Her driven ability and steadfast dedication to fighting crime, allowed her to ascend from the ranks of police officer in her 31-years plus in the field to serve as a Police Chief in two separate venues during her career. She has been personally responsible in many instances for managing and balancing large department budgets and is eminently qualified to serve as our next Sheriff.
Lisa is a registered Democrat and has been endorsed by many local and even national Democratic organizations who have been witnesses to her commitment to the citizens of the City of Tallahassee and Leon County. She is an outstanding person, a trusted friend, and would be an even better elected official.
I have been a personal witness, as have many others to the disrespect shown to Ms. Sprague by incumbent Sheriff Larry Campbell in political venues. Sheriff Campbell has served as Sheriff for 16 years and as Undersheriff for 16 years, and has spent 51 years in Law Enforcement. 21 years as Sheriff and sticking to the status quo would be detrimental to our county for the next four years.
It is time to elect a proven, visionary leader as our next Sheriff.
That person is Lisa Sprague.
Delaitre J. Hollinger
Tallahassee City Commission, Seat 1