Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Election Guide: City Council District 6 (Jacksonville 2011)

This guide is for City Council District 6 (Jacksonville 2011).

The three candidates and their platforms:

1) Matt Schellenberg (Republican)

  • Supports selling JEA.
  • "Raising [city] taxes and fees was the wrong decision."
  • Supports improvements to Downtown Jacksonville as well as JaxPort but is currently "unprepared to support new taxes or fees to pay for these projects."
  • Owner of Movers Claim Service, Inc.
  • Graduated from Bishop Kenny High School.
  • "Pro-life."
  • Has lived in Jacksonville for 48 years.
  • Has 10 brothers and sisters.
  • Does not support the "added new fees to our garbage, storm water and JEA bills."
  • A member of the JCCI.


2) Jack Webb (Republican)

  • Currently president of the Jacksonville City Council.
  • Partner at Brennan, Manna, and Diamond, P.A.
  • M.A. in Business Administration (Finance).
  • Supports port development and "continued emphasis on access to waterways and park improvements."
  • Voted against the Waste Management contract extension.
  • Voted for the property tax increase.
  • Voted for the JEA utility Franchise Fee in 2007.
  • Voted against the Stormwater fee.


3) Greg Youngblood (Republican)

  • Graduated from Wolfson High School.
  • Started "Tools For A Time, Inc. in 1995" and owns several pet food franchises.
  • "Happily married" for 21 years.
  • Against "double-billing" i.e. the numerous taxes we pay (stormwater, JEA, etc).
  • Supports consolidating city offices.


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