February 15, 2011
We have two lawyers and two leaders running for city commission.
Bonnie Jackson, a lawyer, is running against Sarah Sprinkel, an educator and administrator.
Scott Callahan, a lawyer, is running against Steve Leary, a businessman.
While the candidates have credible resumes, two have demonstrated the leadership skills and independent thinking that will move Winter Park in a responsible direction and fairly represent the full breadth of constituencies in our city.
I believe Scott Callahan would be a good commissioner but he clings unnecessarily to positions of the “Dillaha” camp, positions that have proven to have negative consequences for our city and our community. See my letter to Scott. Steve Leary has demonstrated much needed clarity in his positions and independent thinking on the issues.
I have great reservations about Bonnie Jackson and her ambitions. See my letter to Bonnie. Sarah Sprinkel has a lifetime of credible service in our local, regional, and state educational system and her tempered, reasoned approach is appreciated by many hundreds of Winter Park residents who have gotten to know her over nearly 40 years.
Above all, Winter Park needs leaders, not lawyers and litigators. I look forward to the common sense, critical thinking, and leadership skills Sarah Sprinkel and Steve Leary will bring to our city commission.
Let’s ask Steve Leary and Sarah Sprinkel to help us face our future. Please vote in the March 8th election.
Regards, Pete Weldon