By Kelso Tanner
Since starting her campaign, Janet has knocked on thousands of doors and listened to the concerns of people in District 4. Veterans, business people, retirees and the unemployed have all opened up to her.
From their local government, District 4 residents want closer attention to the budget, transparency and outreach to the people it serves.
As a business owner with private sector experience, Janet Dougherty resolves to tackle these problems by first making sure that the county budget is examined line by line and every penny is accounted for. She recently worked with community leaders to eliminate a $78 million fee that had been collected by public utilities for many years.
Once on the County Commission, Janet will continue to search the budget for more unnecessary fees and outlays. She is also a champion of veterans, responsible growth and an adequate transportation infrastructure.
In order to tackle transparency and community outreach, Janet plans to hold public meetings across the county every month. These meetings will be held all over Eastern Hillsborough County when working people can actually attend and provide input. Janet and her staff will be on hand to answer questions, listen and offer help when necessary.
“This commission seat belongs to the people of East Hillsborough,” said Dougherty. “That’s what I’ve been hearing from the people and that’s what I will deliver as your County Commissioner.”
Janet Dougherty can be reached at 708-9022 or VoteJanetD@gmail.com.