Snyder announces commission candidacy


Snyder announces commission candidacy


Date: November 19, 2010
by: Robin Roy | City Editor


Two days after Mayor Kelly Kirschner revealed he would not seek re-election in the spring, a candidate announced he’d seek Kirschner’s District 3 seat.

Shannon Snyder, currently a Charter Review Committee member, said he wants to bring more accountability toward the city’s budget.

“We need to bring in actual business people to analyze everything, from the Van Wezel to parks,” he said. “We need to make sure our budgets are as efficient as possible.”

Snyder, a Sarasota native who has lived in District 3 his entire life, is a retired deputy with 25 years of service at the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. He also served as Arlington Park Neighborhood Association president, Planning Board member, Transportation Board member and Sarasota Memorial Hospital Neighborhood Advisory Committee member.

Snyder said it’s important to bring development back to the city.

“I’ll talk to anyone who wants to develop in Sarasota,” he said.

The only other candidate to officially run for District 3 is retired acupuncturist Pete Theisen, who ran for an at-large commission seat in 2009.

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  • Well, it IS important to bring development back to the city. Then instead of a two year backlog of vacant real estate we will have three years' backlog, and the downward price spiral that will bring us another real estate crash.

    But what if we developed transportation instead?
  • Pete Theisen
    Fri 19th Nov 2010
    at 5:31pm
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