Balancing budgets isn’t rocket science: It’s simple: Step 1: Don’t spend more money than you have. Step 2: Attract new businesses and new tax revenue. Step 3: Repeat steps 1 and 2. I’m Darrin McGillis and at 45 years old I filed to run for Miami Dade County Commission District 9. No politician should ever hold an elected office longer than two terms. The U.S. president, Florida’s governor and the Miami-Dade County mayor all have a two-term limit. Why is it that county commissioners get unlimited terms in office? It’s simple “corruption”, he who holds the gold makes the rules and in this case 13 commissioners for decades refused to do the right thing and set term limits. The incumbent for the seat I seek wants another term. Why after 20 years would an ethical politician want to hold office that the voters want term limits for? We only need to view his campaign finance reports of money raised (over $130,000), almost 95 percent from special interests, and almost none of the money raised came from actual residents of District 9. As the saying goes, “It’s all about the Benjamins.”
We need change, new blood, a new direction. I look forward to serving you the taxpayer, “my new boss” as the next county commissioner for District 9. I’ve made this pledge: "The corrupt can either go quietly or they can go loudly, but either way, they will go." Join me to end the image that “who you know is more important than what you know” when doing business with Miami-Dade County government. I will advocate for the removal of all slush funds that are presently granted to each commissioner. These funds are a multimillion dollar waste of your tax dollars and should be revoked immediately. They are nothing short of "legal" over the table payoffs. I want the best for Miami-Dade County — the lowest taxes and the best representation. Please visit my campaign web site at www.NoTaxDarrin.com and vote on Aug. 14.
Darrin McGillis, Miami