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Candidates discuss platforms for District 82
Rating: 2.6 / 5 (75 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Aug 03 - 01:11

By Samantha Joseph

Staff writer

MARTIN COUNTY - As Rep. William Snyder bows out of District 82 in the Florida House of Representatives to run for Martin County sheriff, six candidates are hoping to occupy the office he will leave behind.

Calvin Turnquest, Jon Pasqualone, Carl Domino, Mary-Lynn Magar, Beverly Hires and Jonathan Milton all are intent on representing the district that covers most of Martin and a portion of northern Palm Beach counties.

Ms. Hires is a write-in candidate in a race against five Republicans.

Hometown News does not endorse any candidates for political office, but instead, provides information about each candidate for voters to make an educated decision.

Name: Calvin D. Turnquest

Occupation: Athletic trainer.

Age: 43

Spouse and children: Sheryl Thompson. No children. Two rescue dogs.

Q: How long have you lived in Martin County?

A: Reside in Palm Beach County for 13 years. Related to Alfred and Margaret Patton of Port Salerno.

Q: Why did you decide to run?

A: I believe that I can be a part of a positive and productive bi-partisan solution to Florida's economy.

Q: What are the top two issues you plan to address for the county?

A: Education and healthcare.

Q: What are the other central issues of your campaign?

A: Principled prosperity through a culture of responsibility.

Q: What makes you the most qualified candidate?

A: I am the only candidate who was an elected official, serving at the local level, so I understand how policies enacted at the state capital can affect local government.

Contact information

Email:

Vote4Calvin@CalvinTurnquest.com

Phone: (561) 644-6151

Website: www.CalvinTurnquest.com

Other: www.Twitter.com: @CalvinTurnquest

www.Facebook.com: Calvin.Turnquest.7

Name: Jonathan "Jon" W. Pasqualone

Occupation: Firefighter/EMT. Business manager/chief operating officer for 1,500-member nonprofit organization

Age: 50

Spouse and children: Married to Tammy with two grown married children and two grandchildren.

Q: How long have you lived in Martin County?

A: 23 years

Q: Why did you decide to run?

A: I feel like I have the requisite skills and knowledge of the issues facing District 82 residents and the business community. My professional affiliations and volunteer involvement in local and state government have prepared me to be your next state representative.

Q: What are the top two issues you plan to address for the county?

A: Property insurance reform and education reforms that allow teachers and schools to be evaluated on their performance and merits, not only how a school performs through standardized testing.

Q: What are the other central issues of your campaign?

A: In knocking on doors and visiting with residents all over the district, I see there appears to be a serious disconnect between the members of our community and the policymakers in Tallahassee. There is a feeling that most politicians cater to their special-interest friends who donate large sums of cash to their campaigns, and local residents and community leaders are left behind. My campaign is about restoring representative government to the people who elect me to office. While my opponents are posturing to bring high tech/high wage jobs to the area, I believe we need to be more focused on the trades and industries that are here and put our current residents back to work. My campaign is about one platform, one priority: you!

Q: What makes you the most qualified candidate?

A: I am the only candidate who has worked in local government for nearly 30 years. Through my work and volunteerism in such venues as the Stuart board of adjustment, serving in all of the leadership chairs of a statewide 1,500-member not-for-profit organization with significant legislative involvement and statewide appointments by the Florida CFO to two voluntary advisory committees, I know local and statewide politics. I have worked within the confines of local governmental politics, have managed and been held accountable for budgets, worked through staffing reductions and maintained service levels that were expected of my customer service base.

In my capacity as the county fire marshal I served on the Martin County development review committee as a voting member for 18 years, so I am well informed of the local politics regarding growth management issues in Martin County. For these reasons I hope that I may earn your vote on Aug. 14.

Contact information

Email: jonpasqual@aol.com

Phone: (772) 932-1555

Website: www.jonpasqualone.com

Name: Carl Domino

Occupation: Founder and president of Carl Domino Inc.

Age: 68

Spouse and children: Sharon Domino, spouse; Mason and Reagan Domino, children

Q: How long have you lived in Martin County?

A: I have lived in my community in District 82 for 23 years.

Q: Why did you decide to run?

A: To use my talents to improve life on behalf of the citizens in District 82.

Q: What are the top two issues you plan to address for the county?

A: Jobs and taxes.

Q: What are the other central issues of your campaign?

A: Experience and perseverance in completing our goals.

Q: What makes you the most qualified candidate?

A: Proven success in military, academics, business and politics.

Contact information

Email: vote.carl.domino@gmail.com

Phone: (772) 245-6520

Website: votecarldomino.com

Other: www.facebook.com/CarlDominoForFlorida.

Name: Jonathan Milton

Occupation: Civil engineer

Age: 44

Spouse and children: One daughter, Maygan

Q: How long have you lived in Martin County?

A: Since 1982, so 30 years

Q: Why did you decide to run?

A: An organization I belong to, Florida Engineering Society, has been encouraging its members to get more involved in government. This prompted me to consider running for office and ultimately led to my decision to run for the state legislature.

Q: What are the top two issues you plan to address for the county?

A: Education, small business.

Q: What are the other central issues of your campaign?

A: Public safety.

Q: What makes you the most qualified candidate?

A: I have the education, background and personal experience that would make me an effective legislator for you in District 82.

Contact information

Email: jon@miltonforstaterep.com

Phone: (772) 485-8382

Website: www.miltonforstaterep.com

Editor's note: Ms. Hires and Ms. Magar did not respond to requests for interviews.




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