Floyd Edwards announces candidacy for mayor of Sharon

Floyd Edwards announces candidacy for mayor of Sharon
Floyd Edwards, who has served as Alderman for the City of Sharon from 2005 to the current, is announcing his candidacy for Mayor of Sharon in the upcoming November 4, 2008 election. “I was born in Sharon and attended school here and have had many experiences in City Government. I served as Alderman for the City of Rosemont, Illinois; President, Park District; Board member for the North Leyden Fire District; Elk Grove Township Deputy Committeeman; City of Fox Lake Alderman; President, Rotary Club; and President, Leisure Village. I have been instrumental in the forming of a Sharon City Festival, as well as serving as Alderman for the City of Sharon. “Sharon has been on the decline for years. Abandoned houses with weeds and tall grass, windows broken in vacant buildings, our stores have closed, and the vacant Wormser factory is a disgrace for the City. It is time to move ahead. If elected, there will be future planning for the City of Sharon to keep it moving forward. Yes, experience counts and I have plenty! As the Alderman City of Rosemont, I helped to bring Chicago water to our city and bring the Hyatt Hotel to the city as well. As President of the Park District, I promoted and helped change the law to allow the first ever Park District Olympic swimming pool in a school to teach children to swim. As the Alderman in Fox Lake, I helped to bring back a totally vacant shopping center to full occupancy. And as President of Leisure Village, I was instrumental in a total face-lift of 360 homes in the subdivision. “I feel it is time to clean up Sharon! We should clean up the abandoned houses that sit with tall grass and weeds, dress up our image, update and enforce our City Ordinances, and reach out to future growth. We need to listen to our local business owners so we can better service their needs. We need to listen to our residents for their needs to improve their quality of living. We should have more community involvement between our citizens and our local government because after all, we are a government elected by the people! “I have been in the building and real estate business for 46 years. I have four children, one of which has chosen to move to Tennessee and join the community of Sharon. I am proud to call Sharon my home, but I feel that is has the potential to be even greater. So, I am asking for your vote as Mayor of the City of Sharon. Help me make Sharon a great place to live!”

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