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  • giving without an agenda.
  • clarity.
  • being accountable for your words and actions.
  • finding the best outcome in any situation.
  • a $50 word for kindness.
  • finding something good in everyone regardless of how long it takes.
  • the glue of society.
  • respecting others even if you disagree with their beliefs.
  • following the rules when playing a game.
  • waving back after someone lets you in.
  • moving off the sidewalk so the wheelchair driver can get by.
  • refraining from interrupting someone who is talking.
  • allowing others to be passionate about issues you do not agree with.
  • finding the purple in each of us.
  • listening first, thinking second and talking third.

CIVILITY is the New Path Ahead.

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Banks Helfrich

Candidate for Florida House,
District 25

As a native Floridian, I love this state. As a resident of South Lake County, I love farming and teaching sustainability to this community. As a Candidate for State House, I love finding solutions to the issues of our time.

I'm With Banks!

The News

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This is what CIVILITY looks like.

Small farmer, native Floridian, and champion for political CIVILITY – the act of attacking issues rather than people.
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Sustainability! Who’s in?

"Who wants to learn how to grow their own food, given the plants to grow their own food and then eat the food grown by their own plants?
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Stories Are The Glue Of Our Community

A Letter to You, my Neighbors! I am pivoting and asking you to go on this adventure with me.
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