Am just getting a hold of theannouncementletter from Josh Shulman and will try to get more deet as soon as possible. In the meantime, here is the announcement letter from Jeff Shulman, who says he will run to replace Herb Polson on the St. Petersburg City Council:
My name is Joshua Shulman and today I announce my candidacy to be your next city councilmanfor District 1.Our city is facing many challenges; the issues of the moment are clouding the promise oftomorrow. While we work hard to address today? issues, we cannot lose focus on what mattersmost, our future. To reach our potential we must work now to attract business, increase tourism, andpromote the arts. These drivers provide the economic base which then allows us to provide thecommunity services that we hold dear overall contributing to the strength of our community andquality of life.Winning the future starts with a long-term plan rooted in our community? values and objectives.When I work with clients in my financial planning practice we spend a lot of time discussingobjectives, opportunities and risk. We do this to clarify our goals and identify obstacles to oursuccess. This knowledge is used to develop a long-term plan which we then use as a guide for ourshort-term decisions.Our city needs to develop a long-term plan for prosperity. Instead, there may be a lot of talkduring this election cycle about our current fiscal situation. Our city feels the same stress thatbusinesses, non-profits, and other government entities all over the country are feeling. Let? pledgeto change the conversation. Let? talk about what we want to achieve by focusing on our priorities,opportunities and risks.I plan to spend time during this campaign listening. It is my belief that elected officials at alllevels must listen to their constituents and lead the community down the path that benefits as manyas possible. I will do this. I am not a politician. I am a citizen, a resident, a neighbor, a worker, ahusband, and a father to one of St. Petersburg? newest residents. I pledge to continue to be all ofthose things as well as your voice on our city council.I look forward to this campaign and the discussions that it will spark among all of us. We need tohave a local, regional, national, and global view of our city and our community. There will always bechallenges; there will always be obstacles. I ask you, ?re we taking advantage of our opportunities,or are we getting lost in the challenges? Are we stronger and better prepared to attract business?Are we a worldwide center for both art and culture? Are we known for caring for and providingpaths of opportunity to all of our citizens? Are we the best that we can be?? have lived in St. Petersburg for seven years and Pinellas County for twelve years. I have lived inTexas, New Jersey, New York City, the suburbs of Philadelphia and the city of Pittsburgh. All of theseplaces have a unique character, but none of them have what St. Petersburg has; we are a big city witha small town heart. I feel blessed to have found St. Petersburg and ask for your support. Workingtogether, we can help St. Petersburg to continue to grow and emerge as a preeminent American City.