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Dear Gilchrist County Citizens

Dear Gilchrist County Citizens:
My name is Bill Martin and it is an honor to introduce myself as a candidate for County Commissioner District 2. My family has resided in Gilchrist County for 3 generations. My grandfather was a farmer in this area. My father was in the U.S. Air Force for twenty three years, after retirement we came back to Gilchrist County. I have been married to my lovely wife, Kim Martin, for 32 years and have three daughters Lindsey, Kaitlin and Kristi that have all graduated from Bell High School. I am a Christian Conservative Republican and I value those principles that keep this great county flourishing.
I am a graduate of Bell High School. I went on to complete my A.A. from Lake City Community College and my Bachelors of Science in Agriculture from The University of Florida. Upon graduating from UF, I began my teaching career. After several years of teaching I furthered my education and received my Masters in Educational Leadership from Nova University.
If elected, I would like to continue working with my fellow commissioners to keep Gilchrist County moving in a successful direction. The following are a few of the areas I would like to work on. First, I would work to promote clean and environmentally safe businesses and industries within the community. Next, bring in the funds and grants needed to improve Gilchrist County’s current infrastructure. I would also work to help secure funding for a new jail, which would create jobs and better utilize our funds within our community. Lastly, I would work to ensure that we protect and maintain our agricultural heritage that has brought so many of us to love and call Gilchrist County our home.
My contact information is: address 7699 SW Cr 334-A Trenton, Cell: 352 221-0716 E-mail: martinb.071761@yahoo.com

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