Libertarian Candidate Interested in Seeing Reform of County Commission

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

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NEWS RELEASE         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         June 23, 200

Contact: Karl Dickey Tel: 561.237.5586 Email: karl@karldickey.org

Libertarian Candidate Interested in Seeing Reform of County Commission

Dickey says let the effect of term limits work, move forward with other measures

Boca Raton, FL – Karl Dickey, candidate for Palm Beach County Commission in District 4 [Mary McCarty’s old seat], was instrumental in bringing term limits to the voters which he feels will help our county commission operate in an ethical manner in the future.

This morning Mr. Dickey said, “There tends to be a sense of entitlement and an attitude of being untouchable when a politician is in a particular office for too long which is why I am proud to have helped bring term limits to the county commission. Once the remaining commissioners serve out their terms I feel much of the corruption we have seen in recent years will be dramatically reduced if not eliminated. Operating the county for the people as opposed to for the commissioners is what my campaign is all about. We need a return to a servant government – a servant of the people in Palm Beach County.”

Mr. Dickey served on the Palm Beach County Term Limits Committee which was successful in putting the issue on the ballot for the voters even though many county commissioners were aggressively opposed to it. The measure passed overwhelmingly by over 70% of the voters in Palm Beach County.

Mr. Dickey also feels recommendations recently made by the grand jury have merit. He supports the establishment of an Office of Inspector General for Palm Beach County, however not at this time due to budget pressures. Mr. Dickey added, “Our commissioners are all running scared right now with the FBI reviewing file after file, vote after vote. It is highly improbable any of them would be committing any fraud or deception at this stage. The cost of an Inspector General is large and could come out of reduced expenses elsewhere in the budget. Eliminating the “slush funds” each commissioner enjoys would be an easy and fitting way to pay for setting up the new office and is certainly something I would recommend.”

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Moving Forward

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Moving forward

Time to Move Forward Past Commissioner’s Failings

Boca Raton, FL – Former Palm Beach County Commissioner, Mary McCarty, was sentenced this morning to 42 months in prison plus a $100,000 after pleading guilty to Honest Services Fraud. Recent years have been difficult for Palm Beach County citizens as they have had to deal with scandal after scandal.

Karl Dickey, candidate for Palm Beach County Commission, commented this morning, “This is the end of a sad chapter for district four, a chapter we can learn from and move forward to becoming a better county commission for the citizens of Palm Beach County. A county commission truly interested in being a servant to the people rather than a commission that is self serving. I look forward to being a true change from the status quo we have had in Palm Beach County for decades. ”

In July of 2008, Mary McCarty was speaking in regard to her successor saying, “…someone should come in with new ideas. People want us to continue all services without paying for it.”1 Mr. Dickey has been putting forth new ideas and some can be found at his campaign website www.karldickey.org/issues.htm.

Karl Dickey is the only candidate filed to run for Mary McCarty’s seat in the November, 2010 election. Mr. Dickey was instrumental in bringing term limits for county commissioners to voters which passed overwhelmingly.

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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

www.KARLDICKEY.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2009

Contact: Karl Dickey

Tel: 561.237.5586

Cell Phone: 561.302.9959

Email: karl@karldickey.org

T. BOONE PICKENS AT TOWN HALL FORUM FEBRUARY 17th

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 Files Appointment Papers With Crist

Karl Dickey for Palm Beach County Commission

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

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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.

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FBI raids Palm Beach County Commissioner Mary McCarty’s home

Federal agents conducted an early morning raid of County Commissioner Mary McCarty’s home this morning, leaving after a few hours with several boxes of documents, McCarty confirmed this morning.
Libertarian, Karl Dickey, is running for her PBC Commission spot in 2010 (www.karldickey.org).

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FBI raids Palm Beach County Commissioner Mary McCarty's home

Federal agents conducted an early morning raid of County Commissioner Mary McCarty’s home this morning, leaving after a few hours with several boxes of documents, McCarty confirmed this morning.
Libertarian, Karl Dickey, is running for her PBC Commission spot in 2010 (www.karldickey.org).

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Encouraging Words from Mary McCarty

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NEWS RELEASE July 25, 2008 For Immediate Release

Encouraging Words from Mary McCarty

Boca Raton, FL – In a quote published today in the Palm Beach Post, Mary McCarty said, “…someone should come in with new ideas. People want us to continue all services without paying for it.”

Karl Dickey, Libertarian candidate for the 2010 race for Palm Beach County Commission, has put forth responsible new ideas and feels the time is right for the public to embrace those ideas. Mr. Dickey expects to be elected to Mary McCarty’s seat on the commission as she will be term-limited out of office.

Some of those ideas are allowing senior citizens the option not to pay the school tax found on their property tax bill, dramatically reducing the county government’s budget resulting in dramatically lower property taxes, encouraging the county sheriff to prioritize his focus on crimes with actual victims, and improving the education for Palm Beach County students.

Karl Dickey said this morning, “It is encouraging to see Mary McCarty embrace the notion of bringing in someone with new ideas to her seat on the county commission. The status quo we have seen over the past several years has brought us to this point of crisis. The county commission has, for too long, engaged in reckless spending that we will continue to pay for years to come. New ideas will not come from the same, conventional parties, but from fresh blood. An responsible outsider like myself can bring about the change Palm Beach County needs to get back on its feet and act responsibly when times are difficult and when times are good.”