League Of Women Voters Questionnaire

Submitted by David Mayo to the League of Women Voters 

Biographical Information

Home Address 3710 Menendez Drive Pensacola, FL 32503 (lifelong resident in East Hill) 

Education Washington High School - Class of 1980 

PJC - A.A. degree 

UWF - B.S. Degree in Communication Arts 

Community Involvement I Serve on the following Board of Directors: Baptist Healthcare/Lakeview Center, Global Connections to Employment, City of Pensacola Parks & Recreation, City of Pensacola Bicycle Advisory Committee, Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen, Globe International, Tennis-4-Everyone 

What are your top priorities for the city and how do you plan to address them? 

1. Support our local businesses and job creators. 2. Enhance our Public Safety by investing in our First Responders 3. Protect our unique quality of place and enhance our quality of life by safeguarding our environment (reducing pollutants in our bayous and bay) and making us a much more walking/biking friendly city 4. Partner with UWF/PSC to increase their presence downtown 5. Activate our waterfront by creating a park at Bruce Beach, a Baywalk all along the water 

What specific qualifications set you apart from the other candidates seeking this office? 

1. I've been a marketplace leader who has led creative teams for decades (32 years) to achieve amazing, excellent results...and with limited resources/budgets! 

2. Vision and Determination to launch the Internationally renown Pensacola Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships bringing the world's best players to Pensacola at Roger Scott Tennis Center (for 12 yrs) 

3. Vision and Determination to launch the largest cycling event in the Southeast, Pcola Cycling Classic 4. Indomitable spirit 

If elected, how do you plan to communicate with your constituents about your work as Mayor? 

I'll conduct frequent mobile Town Halls in our various neighborhoods bringing department heads, Police/Fire Chiefs, etc. to listen and address the needs and solutions for each unique neighborhood. Communication is also listening and understanding. A hallmark of my office will be an open door and accessibility. Since I'll be at Council meetings, I'll be able to communicate directly to citizens. Plus we'll use a myriad of media avenues to effectively and broadly convey needed information. 

Matthew Weits