Are you tired of career politicians saying they are conservative tax cutters during elections but voting over and over again for Billions of Dollars in new taxes that benefit their political cronies?
Chris Paradies is a West Point grad, veteran, servant leader and innovator. He wants to serve you on the commission, putting your priorities first: fixing our roads, providing essential services and stopping secret back room schemes that put our tax dollars in the pockets of politically connected, wealthy donors.
Hillsborough County's small businesses account for 200,000 jobs but get little respect at county center. It's time that we recognize small businesses as our greatest strength. I propose "Concierge Government" that treats small businesses as VIP's, making it easier to do business.
Duty: doing what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, without being asked or told.
Honor: doing the right thing, especially when it's easier to do the wrong thing.
Country: pledging our lives, fortune and sacred honor to uphold and defend the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity, against all enemies.
Chris Paradies knows what these words mean, because he lives them.
"A term-limited 16-year career county commissioner is running for his Sixth time, for the open district 2 seat, and was the only Republican to vote for $3Billion in new taxes in 2016 and $6Billion in 2010 and 2014. His reason for running. "I'm a sports guy" he said. Therefore, he's backing taxpayer financing for a stadium, and he won't stop until he's voted out.
It's time for the voters of District 2 to be heard at the polls August 28th.
Vote for Chris Paradies!
It's time for servant leadership, innovative leadership. The Hillsborough County Commission needs a commissioner who will be a good steward with county resources, someone who will listen to you, and a servant leader, who puts your family's concerns before his own. I've been helping entrepreneurs to change lives for many years. It's rewarding to see how small businesses can impact a community.
That's why I received the 2014 regional volunteer of the year award from the Florida Economic Development Council. I've been leading our region in economic development for years. I chair the board of directors for the TEC Garage small business incubator, which provides professional mentoring to founders of small, innovative startup businesses, and facilitate a 9-week, co.Starters business startup class for artists and innovators.
I'm Chris Paradies. I'll bring smart, innovative solutions to Hillsborough County government that will make living and doing business in Hillsborough better! I call it "Concierge Government" and it'll keep taxes low on our families, seniors and small businesses by bringing the principles of innovation to county government. These are the same principles that I teach to small businesses
We'll finally be able to address problems like traffic congestion that have languished for 16 years during the regime of a 16-year Career County Commissioner.
People ask me where I've found waste, fraud and abuse. Well, I've met a lot of former county employees that have pointed out exactly where to find it. A citizens advisory committee provided a unanimous report providing a list of savings found in the 2017 budget that would have saved $3 billion over 30 years, if implemented, without cutting any services to the people of Hillsborough County. The report has been deep six'ed by the county. Even media links were deleted, but here's a link to an article:
This carefully researched report cut debt, administrative staff increases, low priority donations to nonprofits, and waste, without cutting county services. The report is as a good start. Every expenditure needs to be evaluated in each budget, and administration needs to be pruned regularly to save resources for important priorities.
Millions are being spent on redundant communications, lobbying and incentives targeting the wrong priorities, with no return to taxpayers. My opponent is secretly discussing taxpayer financing for a new stadium in Tampa! That's not putting our priorities first. He says he's a "sports guy" as if that justifies spending tax dollars from senior citizens on fixed incomes, families and small businesses that are struggling to make ends meet.
The taxpayers of Hillsborough County deserve better than secret stadium deals and unnecessary transit tax referendums. It is a matter of priorities and stewardship!
Imagine if Hillsborough County embraced its small, innovative businesses, adopting innovative practices that provide better services to families, seniors and small businesses, at lower cost. The Tampa Bay region provides quality neighborhoods and a cost of living attractive to startups and growing innovative businesses. Small changes to the way the county does business will make our region a hub of entrepreneurial activity, without adding costs to the annual budget. Embracing innovation will save taxpayers money and improve services.
This is not the time to increase gasoline and sales taxes, as Career County Commissioners are looking to do. Now is the time to start and grow small businesses, and government needs to stop being an obstacle. Join the Paradies team. Support common sense in government. Support our small businesses, families and seniors.
Paid by Chris Paradies, Republican, for Hillsborough County Commission, District 2
Chris Paradies Campaign, PO Box 340611, Tampa, FL 33694