In an effort to help you make informed decisions during the General Election, ABC Action News has reached out to dozens of candidates running for office. The following statements have been submitted to ABC Action News by the candidate. Every candidate was given the same set of questions. These are their responses in his/her own words.
Name: Mark Proctor
Office: Hillsborough County Soil and Water Conservation District Group 4
First elected to HSWCD in 2014 and currently serving as Chairman of the Board.
Why should voters vote for you?
Based on six years of experience, my election would be beneficial in providing the continuity of programs and services currently provided, as well as implementing new initiatives being planned.
If elected, what are your top priorities?
To expand the Hillsborough 100 Conservation Challenge through outreach activities to further enhance involvement throughout the Tampa Bay Area.
To involve more students in the educational outreach programs, speech competition, poster contests, Lipman Garden Challenge, Envirothon, AG Ventures, and other activities that emphasize the importance of protecting our natural resources.
What are three key messages of your campaign?
To further make the community aware of the value in being proactive regarding the protection of the environment.
Conserve, Inform and Educate the importance of protecting and preserving our natural resources in the rural, suburban, and urban areas of Hillsborough County.
What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
Demonstrating through actions rather than legislation how we can each do our part to achieve positive goals for our vital common resources.
What do you believe is the most urgent issue facing the environment and should be done about it?
Water quality and quantity.
We need to develop a consistent local and statewide attitude by educating the public of the importance of protecting and preserving our most vital natural resource.
What motivates you to run for public office?
A desire to serve our community for current and future generations.