“How committed are you to voting this March 5?” was the question I asked District 5 voters prior to election day.
Remarkably, District 5 had 1,893 citizens casting their vote.
So, first of all, thank you District 5. You have made it possible for me to make it as far as I have, and I truly appreciate each of you.
I am honored by the numerous words of encouragement and overwhelming support, and I wish I could thank each of you individually. A monumental effort was made by local supporters, both financially and in a volunteer capacity. Now the rubber hits the road and it is time to get back to work. So what do the constituents of District 5 have to look forward to? A lot.
The airport continues its efforts to beautify the stretch along Lee Highway.
Efforts are being made to secure a grocery store in the Wilcox area. A bond has been secured and additional funds are needed from the federal government to build new tunnels in that area.
The Highway 58 Revitalization Plan hopes to create new jobs. Detailed infrastructure will assist with area flooding and Bonny Oaks Drive will be widened.
My heartfelt gratitude goes out to all those who saw the importance of voting. Exercising your right to vote continues to be a vital sign that our democracy is healthy and that you care about your city and community.
For additional information or to schedule time with Councilman Russell Gilbert, contact him at 595-0197.
City Councilman, District 5