Spent some time the other day hanging out on the porch with Terry Green.
Terry is president of the Homosassa Civic Club and the porch where we sat looked out over the Homosassa River, commercial fishing boats and tourists arriving for a day on the water.
Whenever I’m between topics or otherwise stumped for an idea, I count on commission email.
Most weeks (sometimes I forget) I ask for the email from a randomly selected commissioner. I usually receive them the following Monday or Tuesday.
Just Wright Citrus must be hitting the big time because I just tossed my first fake person.
Allow me to explain.
As you know, I try to steer the conversation here to a more cordial theme, unlike what we’ve all been used to the last few years. We encourage debate, discussion, and an exchange of ideas. We have many, many issues facing Citrus County and we’re not going to get anywhere by barking at each other.
After Monday’s rather mundane explanation of how the campaign finance system works — and you can thank me for the nap that followed — hopefully today’s details are a little more riveting.
This time of year through the end of October I’m glued to local and state campaign database websites to see how much money candidates are collecting and spending. Hey, it’s what I do.
It’s Citrus County Fair Week Monday, so what better time to start talking about candidates for office and raising money.
Fundraising is a strange experience for candidates. Some are really good at it. Others, not so much.
Been so busy dealing with the Library Guy Gang that I almost forgot about the Citrus County Fair, which is next week.
Aahhh, the fair. We need the fair. A week’s worth of fair food, fair critters, fair exhibits, fair midway, fair entertainment.
“The lion and the lamb shall lie together, but the lamb won’t get much sleep.” — Woody Allen
When I started this Just Wright Citrus gig a few months back, I was eager to get in front of organizations to tell them what I was up to. I wanted to explain our mission of shining light on things that need some light, while simultaneously encouraging a community spirit.
The latest round of the ghost issue known as Citrus County library displays came and went Tuesday with little resolved, but a good indicator that this thing is close to running its course.
Here’s my rundown:
On the list of things that burn my buns: People trying to mislead the public for a supposed cause.
Some things are not quickly explained, and I get that. If it comes to the government, it’s easy to get mixed up.
Thirty-five years writing about politics, you’d think I’ve seen it all — fake candidates, ballooned egos, questionable claims — but nothing comes close to the pick-n-roll Gov. Ron DeSantis pulled on the voters of Citrus County.
Last week, in a matter of three days:
Mike Wright has written about Citrus County government and politics for 36 years.