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Just so you all know, the last election was not the "slate" you all mentioned. It was when Magel got voted in under the "bullet" vote by the Marco syndicate, Joe Batte got voted in by the majority of the people, and Charles Keister was re-elected. One can make their own assumptions, but the bullet voting worked for Mr Magel as he would have lost to Ted Forcht, who would have been re-elected, again which shows Marco wants a change from the "same ole" politics handed down by a small group of wealthy men who are control freaks.
Like it or not, the truth is we had a City Councilman who left last time who had lost property through foreclosure on Key Marco, and almost lost his own home. Then our current Council Chair lost his home and was forced to live in a small rented condo, our dentist/lawyer, who is in foreclosure on his personal property along with his business property, and finally our last hold out who is in foreclosure of a home given him by his mother. Remember that these people were put in place by that small group of wealthy men and are making all tax and budget decisions for us. I think the people want people in place that care about the whole island and not just the private agenda group.
That same group of weathy, private men controlling the island love to keep all of the voters divided as it keeps their men in place. I personally think Marco Island voters are much smarter now and will no longer tolerate being led lown a destructive path.
Finally, before someone thinks I have the "private agenda", if anyone runs on a negative attack agenda (whether from the syndicate controled group or the public), I will not vote or support them. The people I made reference to above don't deserve to lose because they have financial troubles, but they don't deserve to win because a sydicate is driving their bus.
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