Libraries are such an important resource in our community. As your commissioner, I have renovated and upgraded our local library to include new technology & more classes — an outdoor wi-fi access area is currently under construction. We have added ‘Tech Central’ in our main branch, where our residents can record in a sound studio, use state of the art Mac Computers, work in our Sewing studio, learn robotics and much more. With your support, I will continue to focus on improving and expanding our libraries.
Our seniors health, stability and well-being is extremely important to me. As your commissioner I lead the charge to create programs such as our Healthy Seniors program that includes our senior eyeglasses initiative as well as leading the way to develop affordable housing units specifically for our senior community. I also spearheaded the first ever Senior Services Coordinator that will connect our seniors to resources available to assist them and develop targeted programs. With your support, our Seniors will continue to be a priority.
I have worked to improve wages and training for our first responders, upgrade and improve our equipment, built new fire stations, as well as a new Sheriff’s training station. Public Safety will always be a top priority.
Collaborated with Valencia & our school district to provide educational opportunities & scholarships for both adults and children, including a full scholarship to Valencia or Osceola Technical College for every 2022 Osceola County Public School graduate via the Osceola Prosper program. Education is a great equalizer in our society and I will continue to be committed to providing opportunities with your support.
Nearly $2 Billion, the largest investment in improving our county roads in history, this includes $1.4 Billion from grants! We have set an aggressive resurfacing program as well as road widenings to include pedestrian and bicycle access for Simpson Road, Partin Settlement Road, Boggy Creek Road, Neptune Road and others. With your support, improving our roads and sidewalks will continue to be a top priority.
Spearheaded efforts to develop 1,024 affordable housing units that our working families and seniors can afford. We have also increased the amount of funding available for rapid rehousing, giving a helping hand to those that need help with security and utility deposits in order to secure a roof over their heads. There is still much work to do on this front, with your support, affordable housing will continue to be a top priority.
Inflation is taking is toll on families across the nation. As your commissioner, I have worked on various economic development projects to bring higher paying jobs to Osceola County such as PepsiCo that will make a 180M Capital Investment and bring 180 jobs at an average $50,000 wage. I am also committed to support ways to diversify our economy so that our residents have more varied job opportunities especially in areas such as technology. With your support, our economy will continue to be a top priority.
We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America. What we have already achieved gives us hope – the audacity to hope – for what we can and must achieve tomorrow. With profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States. Washington’s been talking about our oil addiction for the last thirty years, and John McCain has been there for twenty-six of them. Likewise, it is important for Western countries to avoid impeding Muslim citizens from practicing religion as they see fit – for instance, by dictating what clothes a Muslim woman should wear.
Go into the collar counties around Chicago, and people will tell you they don’t want their tax money wasted, by a welfare agency or by the Pentagon. Now is the time to finally keep the promise of affordable, accessible health care for every single American. The relationship between Islam and the West includes centuries of co-existence and cooperation, but also conflict and religious wars.
These people are a part of me. America, now is not the time for small plans. Kennedy called our “intellectual and moral strength.” Yes, government must lead on energy independence, but each of us must do our part to make our homes and businesses more efficient. Don’t tell me that Democrats won’t keep us safe. That’s why we’re partnering with a coalition of forty-six countries.
They know they have to work hard to get ahead – and they want to. And in exchange, I’ll ask for higher standards and more accountability. As a young man, I worked in Chicago communities where many found dignity and peace in their Muslim faith. There need not be contradiction between development and tradition.
His father – my grandfather – was a cook, a domestic servant to the British. And yet, it has only been in the last couple of weeks that the discussion of race in this campaign has taken a particularly divisive turn. Now let there be no doubt. I will rebuild our military to meet future conflicts.
Thank you, and God bless America.