Karl Dickey to Attend PickensPlan Town Hall

Karl Dickey for Palm Beach County Commission

5970 SW 18th ST #331, Boca Raton, Florida 33433 888.394.0908 Fax: 561.208.6545



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Karl Dickey to Attend PickensPlan Town Hall

Boca Raton, FL – The Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship is hosting a town hall meeting at Nova Southeastern University on February 17th at 9AM. T. Boone Pickens and Mike Jackson, chairman and CEO of AutoNation, will be in attendance as will Karl Dickey, candidate for Palm Beach County Commission and who filed for the Governor’s appointment to fill the Commission seat vacated by Mary McCarty.

Topics will include new clean energy technology, development of alternative fuels, and geopolitical dynamics related to energy for today and tomorrow.

Karl Dickey founded the PickensPlan South Florida group with over 600 members and is a longtime advocate for the environment. He is interested in seeing the PickensPlan come to fruition and feels it can happen without a violation to property rights and appreciates its free-market approach.

Karl Dickey said this morning, “I look forward to the town hall meeting so others can learn and we can help vet some parts to the PickensPlan. My only fear is the public is starting to become complacent in their attitude to making real change to their vehicles and use of other energy sources. The public must understand the current gasoline prices they see at the pump is temporary and we need to take this brief opportunity of low prices to make a radical change over the next seven to ten years.”

This summer, Mr. Dickey will host a conference with leaders from various local environmental groups in order to consider three areas we can all agree to focus and bring real environmental change in Palm Beach County. Mr. Dickey said, “We have so many splintered groups in Palm Beach County, each focusing on different aspects to the environment. Together we can find three areas we all agree and together we can make the changes we would all like to see.”

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Karl Dickey Signs On With Small Business Effort

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Karl Dickey for Palm Beach County Commission

5970 SW 18th ST #331, Boca Raton, FL 33433 888.394.0908

www.karldickey.org karl@karldickey.org

NEWS RELEASE    January 22, 2009               For Immediate Release

Karl Dickey Signs On With Small Business Effort

Boca Raton, FL – Karl Dickey, 2010 candidate for Palm Beach County Commission and candidate to be appointed to the Commission by Governor Crist announced today his supportive efforts of NFIB’s Your Dollar, Your Decision campaign. The NFIB is the National Federation of Independent Business and has an effort underway to keep local county and municipal spending within the range of the local population. Any further spending by the local government would need voter approval.

Today Mr. Dickey signed the petition to get their constitutional amendment petition on the 2010 ballot. In addition, he has offered the campaign his help in gathering signatures and anything else he can do to help get the initiative passed.

Karl Dickey said today, “It is long overdue for our comissioners to keep the county spending of public taxpayer money within reason. Palm Beach County has been living beyond it’s means for too many years and it is time to truly reign in our spending and thereby the tax burden to our taxpayers. I look forward to working with small business leaders of all political persuasions in getting this important legislation passed. This legislation will help return some power back to the people which is consistent with my efforts to lessen the power I and fellow commissioners would have in the future. Politics should not be about power, it should be about service to our citizens, lessening the public’s burden of high taxes, and helping everyone from senior citizens to our small business community prosper. I will work ethically to make certain our county government moves towards these goals.”

More information on the NFIB effort can be found at: http://www.nfib.com/object/IO_38108.html


Karl Dickey to Attend Ethics Seminar

Karl Dickey for Palm Beach County Commission

5970 SW 18th ST #331, Boca Raton, FL 33433   888.394.0908

http://www.karldickey.org karl@karldickey.org

NEWS RELEASE   January 21, 2009   For Immediate Release

Karl Dickey to Attend Ethics Seminar

Boca Raton, FL – Karl Dickey, 2010 candidate for Palm Beach County Commission and candidate to be appointed to the Commission by Governor Crist announced today his enrollment in a seminar which includes one half day devoted exclusively to ethics.

Mr. Dickey said this afternoon, “I look forward to attending the seminar put on by my good friend Robert Podolsky. In 2006 I ran my state senate campaign with the phrase Ethically Changing the Mindset of Politicians and feel this directly relates to our local county commission. It is clear, due to their long lengths in office some have succumbed to the temptations that often surround such offices of power. It would be nice to greatly reduce such power and truly be a servant to the people of Palm Beach County – to return that power to the people. Far too often we have found our representatives more concerned with their personal interests rather than those of the people they are suppose to represent. Thankfully, the term limits committee I participated in was effective in getting overwhelming public approval to term limits for our county commissioners. I only wish we had acted sooner. It was great to see Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and Independents work together on that effort as we all saw the problems associated with having our politicians in office too long.”

Mr. Dickey signed up for the seminar in 2008 and looks forward serving the citizens of Palm Beach County in an ethical, effective manner. The seminar is to be held by Robert Podolsky on February 15th and 22nd in Boca Raton. The two day seminar has four sections: Ethics, The Law, Government, and Mechanisms for Real Change.

Robert Podolsky is author of five books on ethics, a retired scientist, and a former psychotherapist. He is also the son of famed physicist Boris Podolsky.


Karl Dickey Files Appointment Papers With Crist

Karl Dickey for Palm Beach County Commission

5970 SW 18th ST #331, Boca Raton, FL 33433 888.394.0908

www.karldickey.org karl@karldickey.org

NEWS RELEASE January 9, 2009 For Immediate Release

Karl Dickey Files Appointment Papers With Crist

Boca Raton, FL – Karl Dickey, 2010 candidate for Palm Beach County Commission, sent the official paperwork to Florida Governor Charlie Crist to be appointed to the Palm Beach County Commission today via overnight mail and facsimile.

Mary McCarty resigned from her District 4 seat on the Palm Beach County Commission yesterday and was originally scheduled to be term-limited out of her office at the November, 2010 election. Mr. Dickey is currently the only one filed with the Supervisor of Elections office to be on the ballot during that election.

Mr. Dickey said this afternoon, “I am truly saddened that Mary had to leave office this way. She helped us with various libertarian-minded legislation and she will be truly missed. Our country was formed on libertarian principles and I look forward to adding a positive dynamic to the commission we can all be proud.”

Mr. Dickey has been chairman of the Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County since 2005 and chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida since 2007. Other projects Mr. Dickey has been involved in helping are The Nature Conservancy, serving on the financial steering committee to elect Bill Glass to the Boca Raton City Council, Fairness For All Families, Palm Beach County Term Limits Committee, Covenant House Florida, Kids in Distress, Boys Town of South Florida, Anthony Robbins Foundation, Second Amendment Coalition of Florida, Boca Raton Pilots’ Association, the Surfrider Foundation of Palm Beach County and many other organizations.

The Libertarian Party is America’s third largest and fastest growing political party which shares the same views of America’s founders.


The Media Has Failed Us

Here in Florida, there are 13 presidential candidates on the ballot – yet what information has our media given us about them? Only two candidates have been given free publicity, while purposely shunning the other 11.

Floridians should be angry about this fact and hopefully they will contact the local and national media to express their dissatisfaction of the presidential coverage.

How is a Floridian to make an educated choice when the barrage of media fawns over only the Republican and Democrat? Who is Bob Barr? Who is Chuck Baldwin? Who is Cynthia McKinney?

The media will never tell you, this is for certain. The media has failed me and has failed the public.

I suggest each Floridian before going to vote, and since the regular media channels won’t let you in on the information during their regular news coverage, please see below for at least some of the information on the candidates.

It is my humble opinion we should be voting for candidates most in line with our value system and not simply for the most popular. I hope you are of the same opinion.

Libertarian Party – Bob Barr – www.bobbarr2008.com

Green Party – Cynthia McKinney – www.votetruth08.com

Constitution Party – Chuck Baldwin – www.baldwin08.com

Ralph Nader – Independent – www.votenader.org

Gloria LaRiva – Party for Socialism & Liberation – http://larivaforpresident.blogspot.com/

Gene Amondson – Prohibition Party – http://www.geneamondson.com/prohibition-party-2004.html

Thomas Robert Stevens – Objectivist Party – http://www.objectivistparty.us/

James Harris – Socialist Workers Party – http://www.themilitant.com/campaign/

Alan Keyes – American Independent Party – www.alankeyes.com

Brian Moore – Socialist Party – www.votebrianmoore.com

Charles Jay – Boston Tea Party – www.charlesjay.com