This guide is for Tax Collector (Jacksonville - 2011)
The three candidates and their platforms:
1) Michael Corrigan (Republican).
- "Jacksonville native."
- Built a small business called Nu-Trend Plastics in Jacksonville.
- Member of the Jacksonville City Council since 2003.
- Endorsed by the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Fraternal Order of Police Chapter, Jacksonville.
- Voted to implement the Stormwater and JEA franchise fee in 2007.
- Voted to increase city mileage rate in 2010.
- Voted to "raise property tax above current level in 2009."
- Received an award for his leadership of the "1000 in 1000" anti poverty program which was planned to bring 1,000 people out of poverty in 1,000 days; it helped 50 families.
2) Dick Kravitz (Republican).
- "Prime sponsor of the Jessica Lunsford Act (2005) and other key legislation designed to protect our children from dangerous sexual predators." Specifically, it "created a 25 year to life mandatory minimum sentence for first time molesters of children under the age of 12."
- Peace Corps Volunteer.
- Masters Degree from Ohio University.
- NRA member.
- Current Board member of the Justice Coalition.
- Was the General Manager of the Jacksonville Suns in the 1970s.
- Served 12 years in the Jacksonville City Council.
- Was elected to the State Legislature from 2000 to 2008.
3) Ryan Taylor (Republican).
- "12 years experience in the Tax Collectors Office."
- "4th generation native of Jacksonville."
- B.S. in Computer Information Systems from the University of North Florida.
- Member of the Duval Young Republicans.
"Active members of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville."