Letters to the Editor

Carol Whitmore a hard-working Manatee County commissioner with integrity

As a seventh generation Manatee County native, the daughter of a commercial Cortez fisherman and a partner with my husband in Cannons Marina, the longest standing family business on Longboat Key, I am writing to support the re-election of county Commissioner Carol Whitmore.

I have known Carol since middle school when we worked together on Holmes Beach, then again through a shared eight-year career at Manatee Memorial Hospital where Carol was in risk management and I was a nurse anesthetist. I can personally attest to Carol's stellar work ethic, her dedication and her solid integrity.

When I served on the Manatee County Environmental Lands Management and Acquisition Advisory Committee, I once again witnessed Carol in action. She was skilled at balancing the needs of local business and local residents, looking for ways to protect our fragile environment while maintaining healthy and necessary levels of economic growth.

Carol takes the time to diligently research complex issues, making decisions based on facts and the welfare of her constituents rather than on polarizing political agendas. I encourage your readership to vote for Carol and for the bright future of Manatee County.

Lucile Capo Miller

Longboat Key