Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jacksonville Beach Mayor

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jacksonville Beach Mayor

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E. BLAND COLOGNE

Age: 51

Religion: Christian

Marital status: Married to Mona for 23 years

Family: Lori, Shawn and Brandon. 4 grandchildren

Education: Bachelor of Science, American University; Graduate Studies, George Washington University

Occupation: Business Owner

Experience: Past member of the Jacksonville Beach Planning Commission

STEPHEN M. PRICE

Age: 61

Religion: Christian

Marital status: Married to Betty for 25 years.

Education: USAF, Electronics Technologies, Community College of The Air Force. Degree in Business Management, Jones College, Jacksonville 1976.

Occupation: President, Healthpoint Medical Centers.

Experience: Thirty years local international business experience. Past adviser for Ghanaian President John Kufuor.

FLAND SHARP

Age: 54

Religion: Did not respond

Marital status: Single

Education: Fletcher High School and University of Florida

Occupation: Geometric Marine Services, partner

Experience: Jacksonville Beach City Council for eight years

WHAT WILL YOUR PRIORITIES BE AS MAYOR? HOW WILL YOU ADDRESS THEM?

COLOGNE: Growth and development; public safety; beach renourishment Please visit my Web page at www.cologneformayor.com to learn more about how I will address these issues.

PRICE: My first priority as mayor will be to return control of City Hall to the voters. The issues of high-rises and the other issues on the table, are the result of the voters trying to get control of a runaway city. If elected I will establish methods for the voters to rate the job of all elected and appointed officials.

SHARP: Controlling growth and protecting our quality of life will be my top priorities in the next four years. By controlling heights, density and allowable land use types, we can have growth but still maintain our small beach town character.

HOW CAN YOU ENSURE JACKSONVILLE BEACH GETS ITS SHARE OF FUNDING, ESPECIALLY FOR TRANSPORTATION AND ROAD PROJECTS?

COLOGNE: I will work closely with the city of Jacksonville, state and federal officials to ensure we maximize all available funding for citizens of Jacksonville Beach and prioritize needs of the city. …

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