I must admit I was on the fence regarding who should be the next mayor of Holmes Beach -- the commissioner who has been there several years or the new guy with the excellent background. Then I met Bob Johnson in person, and after some thoughtful conversation, it became obvious that he has the operational experience -- business and military -- and the leadership skills to effectively manage the mayor's office, which has a much different responsibility from the legislative commission. His positive approach to ideas and cooperative attitude show me he's a hands-on problem solver with common sense solutions.
Perhaps of equal importance, he has the drive, time and financial resources to serve as essentially a full-time mayor. We have several issues that need to be addressed and work processes that need to be improved.
Bob will not be distracted by having to earn a living or from seeking the next political office. His experience, leadership skills and work ethic are why every Holmes Beach resident must vote for Bob Johnson as our mayor.