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Help Anthony Bonna Win Re-Election for County Commissioner in November


Letters to the Editor In Support of Anthony Bonna

Trina Angelone, Fort Pierce (10/31/18)

I am writing to strongly recommend Anthony Bonna for re-election to the St. Lucie County Commission.

I have known Anthony in many capacities over the years, originally meeting him when I was a high school principal and developing that relationship over a decade as a businesswoman who has been a client for six years, and a friend.

As principal of St. Lucie West Centennial High School, Anthony always stood out as a bright and articulate leader, an academic success, and a young man who was always service-oriented, civic-minded, and good-natured. Even then, he was recognized by his peers and community leaders who were in awe of his service as a page in the U.S. House, and his acceptance to the prestigious Georgetown University.

Anthony is one of those rare individuals who contributes positively to the environment around him as a servant leader, a dedicated volunteer, and passionate colleague. He is laser-focused, hardworking, determined, and does his research. Anthony’s not simply passionate about his ideas and principles; he has a unique talent to attract people toward his cause, a talent substantiated by his integrity and personal adherence to personal standards of professional and personal ethics. This is all evident in his service thus far on the commission as he has tackled issues ranging from addressing water quantity and quality to ensuring responsible spending during the budget process.

As an internationally recognized thought leader in the education space, I am particularly excited to see such a strong proponent of education in the county commission seat. As a business owner, I agree with Anthony’s philosophy of keeping taxes low and reducing unnecessary regulation to encourage job growth.

Please consider voting Anthony Bonna for county commission on or before Nov. 6.

Anthony Bonna, Port St. Lucie (10/18/2018)

As your St. Lucie County Commissioner in District 2, I pride myself on serving as your independent voice for clean water, low taxes, safe neighborhoods, safe schools, seniors, and local businesses.

My greatest joy in office comes from helping veterans, business owners, and residents cut through government red tape.

I’m running a positive campaign for re-election focused on my goals as commissioner.

First, I’m fighting for clean waterways by supporting water storage projects, addressing our drainage systems, and working with our federal and state delegation in both parties.

Another issue is that our county has one of the highest millage rates in Florida. That’s why I’m championing low taxes and why I successfully stood up against a proposed millage rate increase this year.

I support local preference for local Treasure Coast businesses when awarding government contracts and economic incentive programs that protect taxpayers.

I’m advancing key infrastructure investments in our roads and at the port and airport.

To develop a well-trained workforce, I enthusiastically advocate for vocational education programs, school choice, higher education, and our local public schools.

Finally, I’m fighting to ensure that our schools are safe and our school resource deputy program is sustainable.

My endorsements include Congressman Tom Rooney, Port St. Lucie Councilman John Carvelli, Port St. Lucie Councilwoman Jolien Caraballo, and our local Realtors.

I especially thank the TCPalm editorial board for its endorsement.

As a husband, small business owner, Rotarian, fourth-degree Knight of Columbus, Eagle Scout, property owner in Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie, and resident since 1990, I’m passionate about our community’s future.

I’m asking for your vote by absentee ballot, during early voting, or on Nov. 6. If you have any questions before you vote, please call me on my cell phone at 772-237-0984 or visit

Derek McSween, Port St. Lucie (10/17/18)

I’m voting for County Commissioner Anthony Bonna this November, even though I’m a liberal Democrat and he’s a Republican.

I met him several years ago when I served as president of Port St. Lucie Toastmasters. When my mother broke her hip, he was the only friend that visited her. When we needed help with veterans issues, he stepped up.

With our national and state politics more broken and divided than ever, we desperately need more good people to get involved in politics.

Our local issues of clean water, better roads, and more jobs are not partisan ones. I know Anthony has our community’s interests at heart and is focused on building bridges and crossing barriers.

I’m voting for him because he cares about people and is working for us.

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