Doug Daniels, 60
Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking?
A. The economy is the most important issue. I've been active in local issues for 20 years; long enough to see the problems and the possibilities. We need to develop an economic development plan, one in which the benefits and burdens are shared equitably, one that creates trust.
Q. What are your qualifications for the office you are seeking?
A. I have broad experience in working with business and government. I know how the community works and how to get things done. A partial list of my civic experience is as follows:
Q. If you win, what's the first issue you will tackle?
A. The first issue I will tackle is economic development. The Daytona Beach Airport has the opportunity to become an aviation business park, with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a 10,000-foot runway and plenty of vacant land. Redevelopment of Daytona Beach's core tourist area is a critical part of any county economic development plan. Holly Hill needs to create its own business district, something the county should encourage. For Ormond Beach, the issues are the Interstate 95 interchange and Ormond Crossing. Ormond Beach needs to differentiate itself from Daytona Beach and become an economic hub of its own.
Q. If you lose, will you continue in politics?
A. I have not run for office before, but I have always been active in politics and will remain so.