Endorsements are Rolling In!



The following Alachua County Business and Civic leaders wish to encourage voters in Alachua County to vote FOR Wild Spaces & Public Places on November 8 to protect water, wildlife habitat, and restore parks, recreational and cultural facilities in every city and the county:

Bob Ackerman, Attorney and Owner, Brasington’s Trail Shop

Mary Alford, Owner, The Sustainable Design Group

Richard Allen, Managing Partner, Synogen

Lars Andersen, Owner, Adventure Outpost

Dorothy Benson, SWAG Resource Center 

Alison Blakeslee, Blakeslee and Fisher and Media Edge Communications LLC

Bill Bryson, Owner, Crane Ramen and President, No. 9 Productions, Inc.

Lauren Caldwell, Artistic Director, Hippodrome

Jean Chalmers, Realtor, Former Gainesville Mayor-Commissioner

David Coffey, P.A., Land Use Attorney, Former Gainesville Mayor-Commissioner

Creed Greer, Owner, Little Village

DJ Hellrung

Charlie Houder, Sales Associate, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate, Inc.

Jessica Hurov, Managing Director, Hippodrome

Barry and Elaine Jacobsen, Owners, Solar Impact

Clay Kallman, Circa Properties

Ken and Linda McGurn, Mc Gurn Investments

Rick and Jane Nesbit, Alta Printing

J. Parrish, Realtor

Michael Pellett, Architect

Brian Scarborough, Co-Owner, Scarborough Insurance

Erick Smith, Kestrel Ecological Services, LLC

John Spence, Managing Partner, John Spence LLC

Clay Sweger, AICP, Urban Planner

Sandra Sullivan, Retired, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council

Kinnon Thomas, Owner, Via Media and Marketing

Ewen Thompson, Consultant, Marine Lighting Protection

Marilyn Tubb, Co-Founder, Friends of Glen Springs (FROG)

Terry VanNortwick, Owner, ProInk, Retired

Harvey Ward, Executive Director, Holy Trinity Foundation  

A number of current and former elected officials are also in support:

 Susan Bottcher, Former Gainesville City Commissioner

Harvey Budd, Gainesville City Commissioner

Mike Byerly, County Commissioner

Craig Carter, Gainesville City Commissioner

Chuck Chestnut, County Commissioner, Owner, Chestnut Funeral Home

Cynthia Chestnut, Former County Commissioner, Chair of the Alachua County Democratic Party

Ken Cornell, County Commission Vice Chair

Louie Davis, Mayor of Waldo

Pegeen Hanrahan, Former Gainesville Mayor and Owner, Community and Conservation Solutions, LLC

Thomas Hawkins, Former Gainesville City Commissioner, Attorney, 1000 Friends of Florida

Adrian Hayes-Santos, Gainesville City Commissioner

Yvonne Hinson, Former Gainesville City Commissioner

Robert Hutchinson, County Commission Chair

Rob Hyatt, School Board Member

Doug Jones, Former Archer Mayor, Healthcare Informaticist, Dignity Health

Lauren Poe, Mayor of Gainesville

Matt Surrency, Mayor of Hawthorne

Helen Warren, Gainesville City Commissioner

Clovis Watson, Jr., State Representative


Organizational Endorsements

Alachua Conservation Trust

Alachua County Commission

City of Archer Commission

City of Gainesville Commission

City of Hawthorne Commission

City of High Springs Commission

City of Waldo Commission

Democratic Party of Alachua County

Florida Conservation Voters

Gainesville Citizens for Active Transportation

Gainesville Iguana Newspaper

Saunders Real Estate, High Springs

Suwannee-St. Johns Sierra Club

The Trust for Public Land

These lists are growing daily, and many more have indicated support but have not submitted endorsement approvals.   For more information on the parks to be improved, and the Alachua County Forever Program, or to endorse or donate, please visit www.WildSpacesPublicPlaces.org.


Alachua Conservation Trust Executive Director Tom Kay stated, “Overwhelmingly the businesses, civic and community leaders, and residents of Alachua County support Wild Spaces & Public Places.”

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