July 22, 2016 at 2:13 pm

HERE COMES CAREER POLITICIAN JIMMY CONNER

Here Comes Career Politician Jimmy Conner

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According to Conner, 30 Years in Office Doesn’t Make Someone a Career Politician

This year, every career politician across America is trying to say they are an outsider, because the electorate is sick of The Establishment.  Never in the history of American politics have more career politicians run away from their past as they have this election cycle. This certainly applies to Lake County Commissioner District 3 Jimmy Conner.  Conner has spent nearly 30 years on the public dole—from Tavares City Commissioner, to Lake County School Board Member, and now Lake County Commissioner.  Being a politician has become his job.

When you think of the Lake County Political Establishment and career politicians, Conner is the first person to come to mind.  He has been in the middle of every bad decision in Lake County for three decades.  He is the reason why the Lake County School District is in massive debt and Lake County’s reputation among the business community is in the dirt.

At a recent Lake County Conservative Founders Club Candidate Forum, Conner tried to portray himself as a businessman and not a career politician.  Most in the room giggled at the notion.  This is just one more thing that Conner is trying to lie about.  The record is very clear—30 years in elected office makes you a career politician.  Here comes career politician Jimmy Conner!

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July 11, 2016 at 11:41 am

Commissioner Jimmy Conner Voted Three Times for Sand Mining!

Commissioner Jimmy Conner Voted Three Times for Sand Mining!

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Conner Authorized Sand Mining in Environmentally Sensitive Green Swamp Area

Lake County Commissioner District 3 Jimmy Conner is lying to voters when he claims that he did not vote for sand mines in South Lake County.  On three occasions, Conner could have taken a real stand against sand mines in the Green Swamp area in South Lake County.  However, he did not—instead he voted to authorize them.  If Conner were a true environmentalist who did not want sand mines, he never would have cast these votes.  He is a fraud!

Conner’s Three Votes Authorizing Sand Mines in the Green Swamp Area

May 25, 2010—Conner Voted Yes on the Lake County Comprehensive Plan Planning Horizon 2030

In this 2030 Lake County Comprehensive Plan on page 100 under Green Swamp Rural Future Land Use Category, the plan authorizes “Sand Mining, subject to Green Swamp policies herein” and it also authorizes sand mines under the Green Swamp Rural/Conservation Land Use Category.  Twice in the Comprehensive Plan Conner has allowed sand mines to be authorized.

March 26, 2013— Conner Voted Yes on Mining Ordinance 2013-16

It specifically says in Ordinance 2013-16 under the section “Mining in Environmentally Sensitive Areas” provision #5, “All mining, except sand mining, shall be prohibited within the Green Swamp Area of Critical State Concern.”  This ordinance specially addresses mining policies for the county and this would have been the place to kill mining in the Green Swamp, but Conner voted for it.

December 17, 2013—Conner Voted Yes and Signed Green Swamp Ordinance 2013-64 as Lake County Commission Chairman

The purpose of Green Swamp Ordinance 2013-64 was to clean up definitions.  In section 8.01.05 under provision #5A the ordinance states, “Sand mining is an allowed use within the GSACSC” and in section 8.02.04 under provision #38 it states, “All mining, except sand mining, shall be prohibited within the GSACSC.  Once again, Conner could have voted against mining in the Green Swamp.  This time, not only did Conner vote for this ordinance, he signed it as County Commission Chairman.

Conner voted three times to authorize sand mines in the Green Swamp area of South Lake County.  His record is undeniable.

When Conner made these votes, he had received campaign contributions from mining interests.  On November 30, 2011, Conner received a campaign contribution from CEMEX.  On November 18, 2011, Conner received a campaign contribution from VulcanMaterials PAC.  Did his support stop when the campaign contributions ceased?

The Real Story

CEMEX will probably win their lawsuit against Lake County to build a sand mine because of Conner’s votes.  Through his votes, Conner authorized the CEMEX sand mines.  He cannot arbitrarily try to change the rules after the company has made investments in the project.  Consequently, Conner has put Lake County in a terrible position legally.

Lake County voters are being lied to by a corrupt politician who has obviously forgotten his own record.  Why would Conner run his campaign on a record on No Sand Mines when he clearly supported them with three separate votes?  Call Commissioner Jimmy Conner today at 352-343-9850 and tell him to stop lying to the people of Lake County.

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