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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:29 PM

It didn't go the way I wanted, but....

I want to congratulate Blake Bell on his win for Brooksville City Council Seat 3. Even though I came up short I am proud of my showing and I especially want to thank my supporters. friends and family who stood beside me in this campaign.
 
 
I am certainly not going away, so stay tuned.......


Sunday, October 4, 2020 11:59 AM

NEWS UPDATE: Text of my introductory speech at the Brooksville Main Street Meet the Candidate event 9/28/2020

My name is Tom Dye and I am running for Brooksville City Council.

I want to thank Brooksville Main Street for inviting me here this evening, as well as all these other great candidates on the stage.

I especially want to thank everyone here for coming out tonight to experience first hand what our elections are all about.

For 11 months now I have sought advice from community leaders, business leaders, and especially citizens.

I would be remiss if I did not address the issue that has been in the news a lot in the past few days.

A sitting City Council member called for a BOYCOTT of all Brooksville businesses that support the Brooksville Main Street program.

This was posted in a since deleted Facebook group.

 

I want to state “unequivocally” that I do not support any boycott of local businesses just because they support Brooksville Main Street, or any other program.

Furthermore, I do not support boycotting businesses because their political affiliations may be different from mine either.

A City Council member’s job is to not only support ALL the citizens of Brooksville, and business as well, this also includes people that didn't vote for you.

I also believe that Just saying, I love Brooksville, or “I want to make a difference” is not an actual plan.

That’s why I have the issues that I propose up on my website: tomdye2020.com

OK, Something about me, I took early retirement this last January after a long career as an; Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, for small manufacturing firms, as well as large multi-nationals.

I have one sister and my Mom and Dad both worked. Before retiring, my Dad ran heavy equipment for a telephone company and my Mom was a Realtor. We were, and still are a typical middle class family.

 My Parents taught me that I needed to take a stand for what is right, and good ethics are an important part of that

 Most importantly, they taught me to be honest and responsive to others.

  If elected I promise to be a responsive to all the citizens of Brooksville, and not just the ones who voted for me.

  I respectfully ask for your vote, and thank you for taking time out of your busy evening to listen to not just me, but all of us up here       tonight.

 

Thank You, once again.

My name is Tom Dye and I am running for Brooksville City Council, seat 3.

 

Thank you


Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:50 PM

NEWS UPDATE: Tom Dye for City Council is endorsed by Nature coast Conservation, Inc.

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Friday, July 24, 2020 3:39 PM

NEWS UPDATE: Tom Dye for City Council is endorsed by the Hernando County Association of Realtors

 

Contact: Joe Farrell

Government Affairs Director

Phone: 813-731-8194

Email: Joe@HernandoRealtors.com

 

 

Hernando County Association of REALTORS® (HCAR) Release Candidate Recommendations for the 2020 Primary Election

 

Brooksville, FL (July 23rd, 2020) – Based on the public service, respect for property rights, commitment to economic development, and overall understanding of the real estate industry, the Board of Directors of the Hernando County Association of Realtors® (HCAR) recommends the following candidates:

 

Sheriff - Al Nienhuis

County Commission District 1 - Beth Narverud

County Commission District 3 - John Allocco

County Commission District 5 - Kevin Hohn

School Board District 2 - Linda Prescott

Fifth Circuit Judge, Group 22 - George Angeliadis

Brooksville City Council Seat 2 - Joe Bernardini

Brooksville City Council Seat 3 - Tom Dye

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hernando County Association of REALTORS® (HCAR) serves as the voice for real estate in Hernando County and provides programs, services, ongoing education, and legislation representation to its approximately 800 REALTOR® members.

 


Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:27 PM

Transcript of my recent speech for Politics in the park 7/16/2020

My name is Tom Dye and I am running for Brooksville City Council. I want to thank the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to speak to you.

 

When I decided to run for City Council last year I thought I planned for every possible scenario. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic. Who plans for this sort of thing anyway?

 

A) Before filing to run, I sought advice from community leaders, business leaders, and especially citizens.

B) I had countless hours of phone calls, in person talks and on-line discussions with lots of people

C) I believe Just saying, I love Brooksville, or “I want to make a difference” is not a plan.

 

In January, I took early retirement after a long career as an; Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, for small manufacturing firms, as well as large multi-nationals.

 

I have one sister and my Mom and Dad both worked. Before retiring, my Dad ran heavy equipment for a telephone company and my Mom was a Realtor.

 

My Parents taught me that I needed to take a stand for what is right, good ethics are an important part of that and most importantly, they taught me to be responsive to others.

 

If elected I promise to be a responsive to all the citizens of Brooksville, and not just the ones who voted for me.

I developed a plan with a few issues that I felt were important, not only to me,

but to the Citizens of Brooksville as well. All of these are outlined on my website www.tomdye2020.com

 

A) My 1st platform issue that I developed last year, long before the COVID-19 pandemic or the resurgence of National Black Lives Matter protests is straightforward enough.

 

• If elected, I propose the creation of a volunteer Citizens Board to oversee, and review policing activities within the City of Brooksville. This board would be comprised of Brooksville citizens including Black community leaders, and others. This citizen oversight board would report regularly to the City Council with their findings and recommendations.

 

My point is…. it only takes one serious incident that could increase racial tensions or worse. We need to do everything we can before it ever becomes an issue.

 

Some other issues I have proposed include:

  • Finding ways to increase the tax base for the City of Brooksville, without increased taxes.

  • And finally, working to revert our one way streets back to pedestrian/bicycle friendly two way streets. This will revitalize downtown. Its time we stop talking about it and finally make it happen.

 

Once again these policy issues and others are detailed on my website. (tomdye2020.com)

I humbly ask for your vote, and thank you for supporting me.

 

Thank You


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