Admit it. When you get to the part about the Soil and Water Conservation Board on your election ballot, you haven’t the foggiest clue who the candidates are and why you should vote for any of them.
Here at Florida Politics, though, we’re all about information. And although the candidates may seem anonymous to many people, those elected perform an important job. There are 58 districts in the state, each with the purpose of “promoting and encouraging the wise use, management and general conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources.”
We canvassed the candidates running for Board seats in the greater Tampa Bay area. We asked them to respond by email to three main questions, and we present their responses here.
Not all of the candidates replied immediately, but it’s cool.
We’ll update this as we receive more information.
Here we go!
Why are you running for this position?
Erik S. Challenger: I am running for Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor District-2 because I am a set of fresh eyes with a new perspective: changing the status quo with the focus on education and funding for local agriculture. I am the