A woman reached out to me on “Elect BANKS for Florida House” Facebook Messenger to ask, “ Is Banks a Republican?” Within 12 hours, I responded, “Banks is a NPA – Non Party Affiliation. Banks is not a Republican.” 

I was told by a political consultant that some people vote for a party instead of a candidate. He called it party politics. 

She came back with “I only vote Republican.”  I thanked her for the question and she responded by thanking me for answering. We disagreed on one issue, only one issue and that issue was whether I have a “R” at the end of my name on the ballot. A single letter separated us.  

My nephew reached out to me on Messenger to ask “Did I agree or disagree with an issue?” I answered, not to his liking and he flatly said, “I can not support you.” We spoke on one topic, one subject and that decided his non-support. I offered other topics to discuss. He decided on one topic to make up his mind.

I believe we agree with each other more than we don’t and if one issue separates us let’s dig deeper to see what brings us together. 

CIVILITY is the New Path Ahead.

2 Thoughts on “One Letter Separates Us?”

  • a bit disingenuous not to align yourself on your website left/ rirght / center…… I usually tell local politiicans all I hear is pro school and lower taxes , less crime…
    name 3 things you will try to get bills passed for ???

    • Thank you for engaging, Jules. As for politically aligning myself, I approach every policy as a separate alignment. I am considered right on some issues; I am considered left on other issues; and I am considered moderate on most issues. As for the three pillars of our campaign – 1. Economic Development – I support a thriving opportunity for tech businesses such as private space travel, cloud infrastructure, simulation, IT, gaming, hospitality in cooperation with environment preservation of our beaches, lakes and natural Florida beauty. Most people move to Florida for the weather, beaches and natural beauty; 2. Education – I support equitable choice education; 3. Mental Health – I support investing in the mental health for all Florida citizens – from identifying early childhood autism, to eliminating the mental health stigma in middle and high school, to total VET care and Senior mental care. Please reach out if you have any questions. I am civility first and foremost and solution based always.

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