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Jack Schofield, of Yankeetown, has filed with the Levy County Supervisor of Elections to run for County Commissioner, District 3, in the upcoming 2012 election.
Both Schofield and his wife, Susie, have been involved in their local community. Schofield is serving his second term on the Yankeetown Town Council, is vice president of the Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve, is a member of Friends of the A. F. Knotts Library and a member of W.A.R. (Withlacoochee Area Residents).
Schofield is a registered Republican, but will run as a No Party Affiliate due to recent changes in Florida election law.
As a graduate with a bachelor's degree from York College, of Pennsylvania, Schofield has over 38 years of business experience in the apparel industry. He has extensive experience overseeing annual budgets from $15 million to over $4 billion in annual sales and was in charge of operations, sales and sales management and executive management with these companies.
He also served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
Currently, Schofield is a Real Estate Professional and owner and CEO of Nature Coast Outfitters LLC, an eco-tourism marketing company.
His philosophy of leadership will help Levy County as it sits on the edge of many new opportunities. Schofield feels we must plan for the future, produce opportunity for our residents while preserving and protecting our quality of life. He has spent much of the last five years researching potential growth initiatives that may lead to job opportunities for Levy County residents. With one of the top universities in Florida, less than 15 miles from Williston, Levy County has a valuable resource on its doorstep, as well as neighboring counties seeking to create business and industry. The proposed Port Citrus, on the barge canal, and the inland Port in Marion County can, and will, have an effect on our county. We must be involved in understanding how these initiatives can provide opportunity for the citizens of Levy County while minimizing any adverse effects.
Schofield said that “as a County Commissioner I must make myself available to listen and discuss any and all concerns of the residents and businesses currently in Levy County, as well as those who want to establish a business here. While we sometimes have differing opinions, people who truly have no agenda will make the best decisions. Today we see a complete disconnect with our federally elected officials and the people they represent, many have taken the stance that they will agree to disagree, regardless of what is right or wrong. This kind of attitude should not be allowed to permeate into the County level. As your Commissioner I will only make decisions based on what is in the best interest of the tax payers of Levy County and serve with integrity and honesty.”
Schofield looks forward to the opportunity to personally speak with residents, or civic or social organizations. He can be contacted at 352-447-6152 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org