Candidates state their case at Lions forum

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By Lou Elliott Jones, Editor

The Cedar Key Lions Club brought out its best desserts, coffee, tea and water and the local candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot made their best pitches for election to about 100 people in a political forum hosted Sept. 25 by the Lions.

While there were few questions from the audience, each candidate had the opportunity to talk for a preset time. All pledged to do a good job, said they were qualified and identified their deep connections in Levy County. 

Robin Chancey said the Levy County Commission voted recently to raise the fire assessment from $40 per property to $100 and asked the candidates for county commissioner what their position was on the issue.

John Meeks,  candidate for Commission District 1, said, “Maybe we need to revisit that.” Meeks said he was interested in looking into possibly breaking the county into five fire districts. “That would allow to manage (them) for less money.” He said he also did not understand why the Rosewood fire station was being staffed.

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