Well that didn't go the way I wanted…

In my effort to earn my way onto the board of the Palm Beach County Soil & Water Conservation District, it did not go the way I had expected. Although I thought I would win, my opponent bettered me leaving me with just under 42% of the vote total. As I posted on her Facebook page last night:

“Congratulations Eva! Well done. I do hope the PBCSWCD website will become more transparent on its website. Best to you and the board.”

This is my second run at elective office, and though I fared far better this time around, it is admittedly disappointing. Perhaps my efforts are best left in the background to affect freedom-based policy which I have been most effective.

I wish to thank everyone who supported and voted for me in this campaign. I am truly humbled by the hundreds of texts, Facebook messages, Facebook posts, phone calls and emails. I could not be more impressed with you all and sincerely appreciate each of you.

Thank you,

Karl Dickey

Well that didn’t go the way I wanted…

In my effort to earn my way onto the board of the Palm Beach County Soil & Water Conservation District, it did not go the way I had expected. Although I thought I would win, my opponent bettered me leaving me with just under 42% of the vote total. As I posted on her Facebook page last night:

“Congratulations Eva! Well done. I do hope the PBCSWCD website will become more transparent on its website. Best to you and the board.”

This is my second run at elective office, and though I fared far better this time around, it is admittedly disappointing. Perhaps my efforts are best left in the background to affect freedom-based policy which I have been most effective.

I wish to thank everyone who supported and voted for me in this campaign. I am truly humbled by the hundreds of texts, Facebook messages, Facebook posts, phone calls and emails. I could not be more impressed with you all and sincerely appreciate each of you.

Thank you,

Karl Dickey

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Wyllie begins craft brew tour today, Key West to Panama City

Libertarian Party of Florida Gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie starts his 30 Cities in 30 Days Craft Brew Tour of Florida today in Fort Myers at 5:00 p.m. at the Fort Myers Brewing Company. Libertarians are long supporters of craft brewers in Florida and having the retain their independence from heavy regulation from the state, which is what prompted Wyllie’s tour. The Libertarian Party of Florida and their fast-growing membership was instrumental in defeating state regulations designed by large brewers which could have hurt small craft brewers in Florida.

Wyllie is receiving support from craft brewers as they learn of the parallel David vs. Goliath fight Wyllie is in, as the craft brewers were in this past Florida legislative session. In between visits to breweries, Wyllie will be conducting media interviews as well as attending candidate forums. Speaking about the month-long tour, Wyllie said, “This campaign tour rivals anything Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are doing. We’re playing in the big leagues now.”

Wyllie will be conducting a meet and greet at the Fort Myers Brewing Company located at 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive in Fort Myers, Florida from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014. He will then move on to the Marco Island Brewery from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 1089 North Collier Blvd on Marco Island, Florida the same evening.

We doubt Wyllie will be borrowing Rick Scott’s jet or one of Charlie Crist’s cronies’ jets, but he will traverse across the state arriving at the Saltwater Brewery at 1701 W Altantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida for another meet and greet from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014, before heading over to Coral Springs’ Big Bear Brewing Co. on North University Drive at 11:00 p.m.

Here is a list of the remainder of Wyllie’s tour (some dates/breweries may be added over the next few weeks):

August 3, 2014 – 4:00 p.m. – Seadog Tavern Key West Brewery, 628 Duval Street, Key West, Florida

August 4, 2014 – 6:00 p.m. – Sarasota Brewing Co., 6607 Gateway Avenue, Sarasota, Florida

August 7, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. – Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin, Florida

August 8, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. – Copp Brewery, 11 NE 4th Avenue, Crystal River, Florida

August 9, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. – Swamp Head Brewery, 3140 SW 42nd Way, Gainesville, Florida

August 10, 2014 – 4:00 p.m. – MoMo’s Pizza and Brew, 1410 Market Street, Tallahassee, Florida

August 11, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. – The Wild Rover Pub & Brewery, 8740 North Mobley Road, Odessa (Keystone), Florida

August 13, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. – Barley Mow Brewing, 518 West Bay Drive, Largo, Florida

August 14, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. – Sea Dog Brewing Co., 26200 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater, Florida

August 16, 2014 – 3:00 p.m. – Green Room Brewing, 228 Third Street North, Jacksonville, Florida

August 16, 2014 – 5:00 p.m. – Seven Bridges Craft Beer, 9735 Gate Parkway North, Jacksonville, Florida

August 17, 2014 – 2:00 p.m. – Crispy’s Beer and Wine Bar, 604 Barnes Blvd, Rockledge, Florida

August 17, 2014 – 5:00 p.m. – Orlando Brewing Co., 1301 Atlanta Avenue, Orlando, Florida

August 19, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. – Motorworks Brewing, 1014 Ninth Street West, Bradenton, Florida

August 20, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. – Florida Avenue Brewing Company, 4101 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida

August 21, 2014 – 6:00 p.m. – Sailfish Brewing, 407 North Second Street, Fort Pierce, Florida

August 22, 2014 – 6:00 p.m. – Cocoa Beach Brewery, 150 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, Florida

August 23, 2014 – 5:00 p.m. – Cask & Larder, 565 West Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, Florida

August 23, 2014 – 9:00 p.m. – Redlight Redlight Craft Beer Parlour, 2810 Corrine Drive, Orlando, Florida

August 24, 2014 – 4:00 p.m. – 3 Palms Brewing, 1509 Hobbs Street, Tampa, Florida

August 24, 2014 – 6:00 p.m. – St. Petersburg Brewing Co., 544 First Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, Florida

August 26, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. – Cigar City Brewing, 3924 West Spruce Street, Tampa, Florida

August 27, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. – Rapp Brewing, 10930 Endeavor Way, Seminole, Florida

August 28, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. – Darwin’s on 4th, 1525 Fourth Street, Sarasota, Florida

August 30, 2014 – 1:00 p.m. – Uncle Ernie’s Bayfront Grill & Brew House, 1151 Bayview Avenue, Panama City, Florida

August 30, 2014 – 5:00 p.m. – Props Craft Brewery, 255 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE, Fort Walton Beach, Florida

August 30, 2014 – 9:00 p.m. – McGuire’s Irish Pub and Brewery, 600 East Gregory Street, Pensacola, Florida

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Collier Libertarians issue school district candidate recommendations

The Libertarian Party of Collier County announced this afternoon, July 23, 2014, their 2014 August primary Liberty List for voters. For the August primary, the Libertarian Party of Collier County weighed in on three races giving two endorsements (Collier County School Board Districts 1 and 3) and one recommendation (in the County Commission District 4 race between two Republicans). Their decisions were based on qualifications, performance, and dedication to the principles that they take seriously: limited government, economic freedom and individual rights. Another qualifier is the opposition to Common Core.

Read the recommendations here