Candidate says lower utility costs, better housing market and jobs needed
Michael Wycuff, 59
Director of Pastoral Care at Pine Ridge Fellowship
Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking?
A. There have been three recurring themes that voters have expressed to me. The rising cost of water the past few years, the continued housing crises with so many foreclosures and vacant properties, and the need for decent paying jobs have all been on the minds of the citizens of Deltona.
Q. What are your qualifications for the office you are seeking?
A. I have been a 15 year resident of Deltona originally coming here to help start Pine Ridge Fellowship Church. My heart has been to serve not only the people of Pine Ridge, but also the community at large. I take the title public servant seriously and believe in the principle that all of us are smarter than any one of us.
Q. If you win, what's the first issue you will tackle?
A. Even though some steps have been taken recently to help the rising water costs, the issue is far from resolved and will get my attention. I would also look closely at any ordinances that may be hurting the local housing market by making buying, selling or maintaining more difficult.
Q. If you lose, will you continue in politics?
A. Yes, I would continue in politics at some level. There are many volunteer opportunities, including giving time to our public schools, that appeal to me. This would be a decision that my wife and I would discuss when and if the time comes.