Debbie Jordan for Lee County Commissioner, District 4

Who am I?

• A Lee County resident for 40 years
• Produced the Annual River and Blues Festival in Fort Myers for 20 years,
donating proceeds to local charities
• Past President of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association-Lee/Charlotte
• Small Business Owner
• Advisory Board Member of Florida Southwestern State College
• Past Board Member-Harry Chapin Food Bank
• Co-Chair of a local youth mentoring program, Academic Science Technology Olympics.

Why am I running?

"I am running because I plan to utilize my experience, knowledge of the community, energy and commitment to serve the citizens of Lee County. Our County is on the cusp of major changes and I want to participate in that change.

Our small business owners and entrepreneurs face a cumbersome and bureaucratic processes that I will work to streamline. I will also make sure to address the needs of seniors, youth, the disabled and veterans.

Property owners are facing higher tax rates because of decisions made by our current Commission. I will be responsive and listen to taxpayers.

Our environment, which is the backbone of our restaurant and lodging industry, is being attacked by the oil business with permits to drill without regard to environmental issues. I will work hard to protect our aquifers and local waters from fracking and dirty discharges!

I believe we need to extend employment protections to include sexual orientation or identity, marital or familial status, age or political affiliation.

My work experience and community involvement make me uniquely qualified for the job of Commissioner. I look forward to putting my dedication and experience to work for the citizens of Lee County Florida." -Debbie Jordan

My Goals

Debbie strongly believes elected officials need listen to and be accountable to taxpayers. She also supports campaign finance reform and transparency.

My DFA Values

Debbie Jordan believes people come first!

TAXES:

Debbie Jordan’s priority is appropriate management of county programs and facilities. Debbie will be responsive to taxpayers. As a county we need to make sure we get our fair share.

JOBS/ECONOMIC STABILITY:

Debbie Jordan’s focus will be to work with educational/community leaders to revitalize existing local businesses and work to bring in companies which are ideally suited to our area.

OUR LOCAL WATERS:

Debbie Jordan will work with local citizen groups to ensure our local waters are clean, drinkable and safe. Debbie will protect our beaches to ensure a robust tourist economy. Debbie will work to protect our waters for our fishing industry and the families that have fished our waters for generations. She opposes fracking and signed the Sierra Club Clean Water Declaration in 2013

BUSINESS FRIENDLY:

Debbie Jordan, a business owner herself, will fight for small businesses, as well as streamline the process of starting a business. Debbie will bring innovative strategies to our area, making Lee County a great place to be an entrepreneur.

ELDER CARE:

Baby Boomers are our number one growing population. Having been a caregiver for her mother and other family members Debbie understands the issues families face when loved ones have health concerns. Debbie Jordan will work to increase awareness of this issue and the impact on families and businesses. Debbie will help develop resource networks to assist families as they face the responsibilities of caring for the elderly.

VETERANS:

County services to Veterans has faced cuts. Debbie Jordan will work to bring more Veteran resources and programs to SW Florida and ensure that they are readily available for those who have served us. Debbie will not forget the sacrifices made for us.

WOMEN:

Debbie, a mother and grandmother, is concerned about the future our daughters and granddaughters will face. Debbie works to promote issues of equality, social justice, access to education/mentoring and empowerment within the community. She works regularly with the local democratic party on women's issues. Debbie worked with the Democratic Fundraising Committee this past year, where the group hosted speaker Pat Schroeder, helping to raise funds for local efforts. She has been endorsed by the DWCF.

My Campaign is People Powered!

Debbie's campaign is people powered. She currently has a team of dedicated staff and volunteers. Her staff dedicate time daily to getting the word out about Debbie through phone banking, marketing, events and other outreach.

Debbie Jordan is working with the local democrats and community leaders to empower voters. Debbie has an interactive facebook page, twitter, a website and monthly newsletter.

Debbie attends many community meetings regularly. This past Fourth of July, Debbie attended the local Red, White and Boom event-where she and her volunteers passed out flags, information and listened to voter concerns.

Debbie and her team work on phone banking, hosted petition collection tables, events, fundraisers and GOTV efforts door to door.

UPDATE!!!!-Debbie Jordan achieved her goal and became the first female Democrat to get on the county commission ballot by petition in history!!!!!

We look forward to winning with your support! Please donate today! Thank you!

Voice support

Supporters:

  • Adrianna Merrick
  • Sharon Davies, FL
  • Bill Nichols
  • keana Jordan
  • Michelle Guerin, FL
  • Lena Lackey, FL
  • Sandra Mcclinton, FL
  • Susan Johnson
  • Steve Sherman, FL
  • Janis Keim
...and 44 more.


About the Endorsement Process

The driving force behind all DFA endorsements is our members. We recognize that all politics is local and that what is considered progressive in Los Angeles may be very different from what's considered progressive in Louisville. For this reason, DFA does not have a litmus test of specific progressive positions for which a candidate must stand. Our endorsement is heavily weighted based on these questions:

• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

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