Committee of the Islands

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Carla Brooks Johnston Advocate

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July 12, 2008

From : John Harries < coti @ coti.org > Subject : News from Committee of the Islands ( COTI ) To : adsilby @ yahoo.com Date : Saturday , July 12 , 2008 , 5 : 00 PM Committee of the Islands , Inc . ( COTI ) is a non - partisan , not for profit organization which endorses candidates for public office who have demonstrated a commitment to its core values and goals . It does so without regard to party affiliation . COTI BOARD ENDORSES CARLA BROOKS JOHNSTON If you would like to support Carla financially , please send a check of up to $ 500 ( include your address and , if $ 100 or more , your profession ) to : COTI Advocate Dear Allan , As many of you know , Carla Brooks Johnston is vying for the District 1 seat on the Lee County Commission as an Independent with no party affiliation . She is campaigning against incumbent Bob Janes , Cape Coral Mayor Eric Feichthaler , and Gerald David Jr . We urge you to support her campaign . Some information about Carla : While well known on Sanibel as a member of the City Council since 2005 , many do not know of her other activities and past accomplishments . She has provided the following brief biographical sketch : ? Two - term mayor of Sanibel , led successful efforts to bri ng state and federal officials to realize that Lake Okeechobee flushes pollute our local and regional environment and economy . Carla Johnston Campaign P.O . Box 08132 Ft . Myers , FL 33908 Dollars contributed NOW will be twice as effective as funds received later You can also contribute using her website : WWW.CarlaJohnstonC a paign.com COTI presented their Citizen of the Year award to Carla Johnston in 2007 ? Chair of Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization , led successful effort for U.S . Congress to restore tainted $ 10 M " Cocon ut Road earmark " for I - 75 jobs now , rather than a decade away . ? Budget Analysis Director for 79 municipality transportation consortium , prevented tax increases while optimizing services . ? First woman head of Metropolitan Boston Regional Planning Council as Executive Director of 101 municipality consortium working with communities to solve land use problems . ? University professor and a community planning consultant to solve local community problems . ? Author of seven books , numerous articles . ? Past lead er of human service organizations . ? Sixth - generation Floridian . ( for additional info see : www.CarlaJohnstonCampaign.com ) Carla has the Skills for the job It is clear to many of us that , if elected , Carla has the skills to improve the operation of the Lee County Commission . She is well known on Sanibel but not so in the rest of the County . Although running for the District 1 seat , she has to win support and votes from across the whole of Lee County ( Cape Coral , Pine Island , Fort Myers on down to Bonita ) . In order to get her message out t o this large area she needs to do a lot of advertising , mailings and other types of promotion . As with all elections , this takes money and she needs this help NOW ! Sincerely , John Harries , President Committee of the Islands ( COTI ) Paid Political Advertisement sponsored and paid for by the Committee of the Islands , Inc . ( COTI ) P.O . Box 88 , Sanibel , FL Approved by Carla Lee Brooks Johnston , no party affiliation , for Lee County Commission , District 1 Forward email This email was sent to adsilby @ yahoo.com by coti @ coti.org . Update Profile / Email Address | Instant removal with SafeUnsubscribe ™ | Privacy Policy . Email Marketing by Committee of the Islands ( COTI ) | PO Box 88 | Sanibel | FL | 33957

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