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Alex Sink, Neil Brickfield endorse Joe Ayoub for Safety Harbor Mayor

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In a show of bipartisan support, former elected officials Alex Sink, a Democrat, and Neil Brickfield, a Republican, have endorsed Joe Ayoub for Mayor of Safety Harbor.

Ayoub launched his campaign just a few weeks ago and is gaining strong momentum. Ayoub says he brings a record of balancing the city’s budget, working with fellow community leaders to solve issues and a commonsense plan for managing progress while maintaining Safety Harbor’s small town charm.

“I support Joe because he has a public servant’s heart for serving the people of his community. He is a fiscal conservative who has the background and experience to keep taxes low and the budget balanced while also providing an exciting vision to energize the downtown and preserve the small town charm that Safety Harbor families cherish,” former Florida CFO Sink said.

“I have known Joe a long time and partisan politics stop at the mayoral level. Joe is qualified, committed and capable. I know he will lead Safety Harbor in the right direction. I proudly support Joe and look forward to working with him as our Safety Harbor mayor,” former Pinellas County Commissioner Brickfield said.

“As the mayor and as a licensed CPA I’m proud to have passed the first balanced budget in 2013 that didn’t dip into reserves for the first time in seven years. Going forward I’ll continue being laser focused on keeping taxes low and spending in check,” Ayoub said.

Ayoub graduated Countryside High School and earned an accounting degree from the University of Florida and a masters degree from the University of South Florida. He is the chief financial officer (CFO) at Data Blue. Joe lives in Safety Harbor and enjoys biking and running.

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