YOUR OPINION: A Rose Between Two Thorns
By Peter Fusscas // June 25, 2012
Armed with superior professional qualifications and education, what does a lady do to win an election when she has no political experience, no money, and no campaign organization?
That was the challenge facing Dana Blickley 60 weeks ago when she set out on a mission to bring honesty, transparency, and competence back to the Brevard County Property Appraiser’s Office.
With limited resources Blickley came up with a simple plan, she got on her bicycle and delivered her message personally to over 20,000 households.
That’s no small feat. No other candidate for Property Appraiser has ever done it. No one for any office has ever done it.
Will her strategy work? Blickley is her own best spokesperson and to meet her is to like her, and to talk with her is to have confidence in her ability to be the best Property Appraiser this county has seen in a very long time.
Blickley was asked why she felt it necessary to canvass the entire county and she responded “canvassing allows you to have unfiltered interviews with the hiring managers, the voters. They can ask you questions, and get unfiltered, honest answers.”
Blickley called her strategy, “Biking for a Better Brevard” and while many of her friends and supporters admired her simple plan, few thought she would be able to visit 20,000 homes. Her opponents, with their money and name recognition, don’t think she stands a chance to win the August 14th primary. 20,000 households may have a different opinion.
She also wants the voter to know how committed and how hard Blickley will work not only to be hired by them, but how hard she will work if elected to do the job.
Blickley has two opponents, Jim Ford and Jason Steele, two of Brevard County’s senior politicians.
With plenty of money and name recognition, her opponents can afford to sit home and flood the neighborhood with signs and mail out their messages to Republican primary voters.
They can even be no shows at candidate debates. Who will be any wiser?
Blickley is like a rose between two thorns, the choice is clear, a new generation of leadership or the old guard?
Blickley called her strategy, “Biking for a Better Brevard” and while many of her friends and supporters admired her simple plan, few thought she would be able to visit 20,000 homes.
Her opponents, with their money and name recognition, don’t think she stands a chance to win the August 14th primary.
Twenty thousand households may have a different opinion.
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