Deltona needs economic, infrastructure upgrades
Christopher Nabicht, 50
Retired Deltona Assistant Fire Chief
Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking?
A. Economic development is the biggest issue for our city. We must restore the confidence of our employees, citizens and the development community in our ability to lead the city in a responsible manner, in order to attract and maintain local businesses. Improving and expanding our infrastructure will help to send a clear message that we want development and we want to ensure that our services will not cause fiscal emergencies in the future.
Q. What are your qualifications for the office you are seeking?
A. Government and civic experience: 31 years with Deltona Fire Department, three years with Volusia County Sheriff's Office reserve deputy, chairman of Deltona firefighters pension board, Deltona Development Review Committee for 16 years, includes pre-city years with Volusia County, Deltona incorporation committee, former small business owner with my wife.
Q. If you win, what's the first issue you will tackle?
A. When I take office, the first thing I would like the commission to address is the review and development of a short- and long-term plan so that we can have a road map and not always be in a crisis management mode.
Q. If you lose, will you continue in politics?
A. I will stay involved in the city and community no matter what. There are plenty of organizations that do good things for our city and even when I am elected I will make time to lend a hand to some of these groups.