Next Tuesday, November 3, Lakeland residents will elect four members to serve on the City Commission and a new Mayor.Â This election will play a critically important role in shaping Lakelandâ€™s future.Â Â
Business Voice is pleased to confirm the following Lakeland Mayoral and City Commission candidates who have been endorsed by our organization:Â
Gow Fields, Mayor
Edie Yates, SE District
Phillip Walker, NW District
Howard Wiggs, At Large
BusinessVoice met with Michael Dunn and Don Selvage, candidates running for the Lakeland City Commission, SW District seat. Â Mr. Selvage withdrew himself from endorsement consideration due to his prior involvement as a BusinessVoice member; no endorsement was made in this race.
BusinessVoice is a political action committee (CCE & PC) created in 2000 as an organization to support pro-business candidates and to promote issues which impact the business community. BusinessVoice, the political arm of the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce, works to ensure the election of business-minded candidates who are committed to creating a healthy business climate that leads to job creation and higher paying jobs.Â
Â As part of its interview process, BusinessVoice asked candidates to respond to a ten-page questionnaire designed to demonstrate the candidateâ€™s knowledge of issues facing our City. Â Â All candidate questionnaires have been posted on our Web site, www.businessvoiceinc.com.Â Â Chamber members are encouraged to visit the Web site to learn more about each of the candidates.Â
If you are a resident of the City of Lakeland, we encourage you to exercise your opportunity to vote on Tuesday, November 3.
Chairman, BusinessVoice of Greater Lakeland
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