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McClain says he'll run in 2012

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County commissioner to seek re-election

County Commissioner Stan McClain, District 3, announced that he will seek re-election in 2012.
“We have pushed forward during some very tough economic times over the past three years but have kept our county’s fiscal house in order by making some tough cuts and by holding the line on our spending,” said McClain. “The hard work has paid off, and now we are poised to become one of Florida’s leaders out of the recession, and I am looking forward to serving with this team one more term to help bring job growth and prosperity back to our community.”
In 2004 when he first ran for office, McClain ran on what his news release calls a common sense platform of limiting spending, cutting taxes, and improving infrastructure. He has built a reputation as a fiscal conservative with a commitment to encouraging economic development by setting reasonable tax policies and by looking for forward-thinking ideas to spur on job creation, according to the release.
McClain says he has also taken strong action to protect Marion County’s springs and natural resources and has been a consensus builder in achieving reasonable water policies.
“As a leader in the state Chamber of Commerce, as a former House Speaker, and as a former member of the County Commission, I share Stan’s philosophy that government’s role in economic development is to set good tax and regulatory policy and then let our small businesses work,” said former House Speaker Larry Cretul. “Stan is a thoughtful leader for our community, and we are looking forward to his return to the Commission.”
“Marion County’s greatest resource is its people,” said McClain. “Without them, we could not achieve our most simple goals, and I am ready to work with them again in shaping a bright future for Marion County.”