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Re-elect
George Kruse
for Manatee
County Commission, District 7

Locally Focused, Common Sense Conservative

"I will continue to bring a private sector business approach to solving challenges like smart growth and responsible budgeting to the county commission. We need to bring common sense conservative policies and a public voice back to our Board."

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I will continue to bring a common sense conservative voice to our Board of County Commissioners. We will focus on a small government, limited tax agenda that will protect both the personal rights and the personal capital of the citizens of Manatee County. I will ensure that diverse, free market views are heard and enacted for the benefit of the overall community in order to lower your cost of living while raising your quality of life.

I will actually focus on smart and inclusive growth in Manatee County, not just use these terms as soundbites. Rather than allowing unimpeded sprawl east of the FDAB, we need to develop incentives to encourage future growth where it is most sustainable. I will place a focus on in-fill redevelopment and areas in proximity to existing infrastructure, services and employment bases to minimize both environmental impact and traffic congestion. Most importantly, I will ensure future growth pays for itself.

I will return both transparency and your collective voice to our local government. Too many people in Manatee County feel they have lost a voice in the decision-making process. I will continue my town hall series to ensure that we bring discussions out in the public and that everyone in our community is afforded the right to be heard and respected. I believe in open dialogue, fair representation and opportunity for all through inclusive policies.

In 2024, I will run my own campaign with the incredible support I’ve already been offered by the community and not with paid consultants. I will not bundle checks from LLC’s or PAC’s that give a select few any perceived influence. I will attend all debates and continuously speak with the community without hiding behind scripts and pre-vetted, “friendly” events. Finally, I will pledge to focus on the local issues that affect your day-to-day lives and the positives of my proposed policies.

Events

Upcoming Events

  • Neighborhood Event
    Neighborhood Event
    Neighborhood Event
    Fri, Jul 19
    Location is TBD
    Jul 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Jul 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Meet and greet with a North County community.
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  • East County Rally!
    East County Rally!
    East County Rally!
    Sat, Jul 20
    Fiorelli Winery
    Jul 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Fiorelli Winery, 4250 Co Rd 675, Bradenton, FL 34211, USA
    Jul 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Fiorelli Winery, 4250 Co Rd 675, Bradenton, FL 34211, USA
    The primaries are August 20 so we'll be exactly one month out. Hear Scott Farrington and I discuss the current state of the campaigns and what we can all do to ensure we're bringing our Manatee County government back to the people in 2024!
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  • Neighborhood Event
    Neighborhood Event
    Neighborhood Event
    Mon, Jul 22
    Location is TBD
    Jul 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Jul 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Town hall with South County neighborhood and association.
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  • Manatee River Business Exchange Club
    Manatee River Business Exchange Club
    Manatee River Business Exchange Club
    Tue, Jul 23
    Ellenton
    Jul 23, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Ellenton, 3911 US-301, Ellenton, FL 34222, USA
    Jul 23, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Ellenton, 3911 US-301, Ellenton, FL 34222, USA
    Business Exchange luncheon
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  • Neighborhood Event
    Neighborhood Event
    Neighborhood Event
    Wed, Jul 24
    Location is TBD
    Jul 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Jul 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Meet and greet with an East County community.
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  • Manatee Tiger Bay Panel
    Manatee Tiger Bay Panel
    Manatee Tiger Bay Panel
    Thu, Jul 25
    Bradenton
    Jul 25, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Bradenton, 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205, USA
    Jul 25, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Bradenton, 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205, USA
    Details coming soon. For more information, stay tuned at www.manateetigerbay.org.
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  • Neighborhood Event
    Neighborhood Event
    Neighborhood Event
    Thu, Jul 25
    Location is TBD
    Jul 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Jul 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Private residence neighborhood Q&A in Ellenton.
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  • Parrish Area Business Alliance Lunch
    Parrish Area Business Alliance Lunch
    Parrish Area Business Alliance Lunch
    Fri, Jul 26
    Parrish
    Jul 26, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Parrish, 8913 US-301, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
    Jul 26, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Parrish, 8913 US-301, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
    Lunch with PABA and the PCA
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  • Neighborhood Event
    Neighborhood Event
    Neighborhood Event
    Fri, Jul 26
    Location is TBD
    Jul 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Jul 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Meet and greet with a North County community.
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  • Neighborhood Q&A Session
    Neighborhood Q&A Session
    Neighborhood Q&A Session
    Sat, Jul 27
    Location is TBD
    Jul 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Jul 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    A panel Q&A for residents of a local neighborhood.
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  • Meet the Candidates
    Meet the Candidates
    Meet the Candidates
    Tue, Jul 30
    Sarasota
    Jul 30, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sarasota, 7051 Wireless Ct, Sarasota, FL 34240, USA
    Jul 30, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sarasota, 7051 Wireless Ct, Sarasota, FL 34240, USA
    A meet & greet event exclusively for members of various Manatee and Sarasota organizations.
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  • LWV District 7 Candidate Forum
    LWV District 7 Candidate Forum
    Wed, Jul 31
    Zoom registration link in details.
    Jul 31, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom registration link in details.
    Jul 31, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom registration link in details.
    Zoom forum (minus Kevin) from the League of Women Voters. Details attached.
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