Douglas Gibson, 69
Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking?
A. Under the current city charter the position of mayor is that I will have a vote, have a voice, but no veto power.
That's it, the mayor runs the commissions meetings.
The first issue will be water and sewer for the citizens of Oak Hill. This is being pursued at this time. Therefore, if elected, I will continue to pursue this with the other commissioners
Q. What are your qualifications for the office you are seeking?
A. My background: Started out serving four years in the U.S. Air Force, then to college at Miami-Dade Community College and then began my career as a Florida Highway Patrolman. I retired as a homicide investigator. For the past 27 years I have been a Florida licensed insurance professional. I have served as a commissioner for the past 18 months for the city of Oak Hill.
Q. If you win, what's the first issue you will tackle?
A. To obtain affordable water and sewer.
Q. If you lose, will you continue in politics?
A. If I lose, I will continue to do my part to make Oak Hill the best city in Volusia County.