If my ideas as a candidate have already benefitted the citizens of Hillsborough County, can you imagine the benefits to my constituents I can achieve as a Commissioner?
I am thrilled that my idea advocating "putting the County checkbook online" will come to fruition sooner rather than later, as the County Commission unanimously voted at the last BOCC meeting for more transparency in County Expenditures. It's time for the county to increase transparency regarding taxpayer dollars. My candidacy has already scored a VICTORY and had a POSITIVE Impact on the taxpayers of Hillsborough County. See my Press Release below on this issue.
Calvert's Candidacy Forces Crist to the Right
Sharon Calvert announced her candidacy for Hillsborough County Commission, District 2, in March. She immediately stated a key platform issue is to put the County checkbook online to ensure transparency and fiscal accountability. Calvert believes that taxpayers deserve to know where the money is spent and to whom the checks are written. Imitation is the highest form of flattery. Calvert's candidacy has now positively impacted the County. However, it's taken her opponent, Victor Crist, 20 years in political office to arrive at Calvert's position at yesterday's BOCC meeting. Calvert also believes taxpayer-funded lobbying contracts should be online! Perhaps Crist will pirate this idea next! Go to http://votesharoncalvert.com/ to read more about Calvert's campaign.
Posted on 16 Jun 2012, 7:41 - Category: Local issues
I was on the Adventures of a Mom Patriot blog talk radio program this week having a "Conversation in our Community". We were discussing the role of county government and informing listeners that local government is what impacts individuals and families the most each and every day. Hillsborough County will continue to have budget challenges that must be addressed. With $16 Trillion of federal debt (which does not include the unfunded liabilities of entitlements), we cannot continue to expect that federal dollars will continue flowing to states and local municipalities as they have in the past. To listen to the interview, please go to:
Posted on 16 Jun 2012, 7:18 - Category: Local issues
I am excited to report that I won a Straw Poll yesterday at a picnic sponsored by several local Republican clubs, 55-45%, over the incumbent, Victor Crist, a 20 year politician. I appreciated the vote of confidence from those who voted and I look forward to continued success throughout my campaign.
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Key Dates to Remember:
Last Day to Register to Vote or Change your Party Affiliation: 7/16/2012 Don't forget Florida has closed Primaries so you must be registered appropriately to vote in the Primary in August
Early Voting: 7/30/2012 thru 8/11/2012
Last Day to Request Absentee Ballot: 8/8/2012
Primary Election Day: 8/14/2012
Posted on 20 May 2012, 22:02 - Category: Latest News
I received notification last week from the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections that I qualified BY PETITION to be on the ballot in the Republican Primary in August. I credit a groundswell of public support and a team effort of volunteers who helped me gather over 2000 certified Petitions in less than 2 months.
I want to thank my volunteers for their support in this effort. We've accomplished something we can be proud of! By getting out there with the voters, I heard first-hand how they want their County run and their tax dollars to work for them, not more government projects.
The hard work must continue so please help elect a "Citizen" not a Politician to the Hillsborough County Commission. Click the Donate Button. Your financial support is greatly appreciated Click the Volunteer Button and find out how you can start helping my campaign.
Posted on 20 May 2012, 21:42 - Category: Latest News
The Calvert Campaign had a great day at the Northdale Family Festival on Saturday. I enjoyed participating in the parade and meeting so many wonderful people that attended. It was also nice to meet up with some past work colleagues and catch up. There was food, fun and entertainment for all. It was just a great way to spend the day. Calvert's Cavalry was out talking to so many folks in the crowd and helping my campaign gather candidate petitions. I enjoyed talking to some of the other candidates and current elected officials that also participated. You can see my pictures from this event by clicking on Calvert on the Campaign Trail.
The May 7th deadline for petitions is fast approaching so if you have not signed my petition, please click on the Petition tab, download and print the petition and mail it back to me asap. Of course, a click on the Donate button is always appreciated too.
Posted on 22 Apr 2012, 22:32 - Category: meet and greet