Commission candidate bios

Published 9:43am Friday, October 26, 2012

Michael Gage (R) 

Michael Gage

My name is Michael Gage and I’m running for Polk County commissioner in 2012.

Served two terms on the Columbus Town Council

Served two terms as vice chairman of the Polk County Republican Party

Served on the Columbus Planning Board

Served on the Isothermal Planning and Development Commission

Served on the Foothills Crime Stoppers Board

U. S. Navy Veteran

Little League baseball coach

Self-employed small businessman

Member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

Married with four children

My most significant accomplishment as a member of the Columbus Town Council has been my work on the town budget, to persuade the town to “live within its means” and to curb unnecessary spending. I am known for my honesty, integrity and sincerity. I genuinely listen to citizens, ensuring they are treated fairly and with respect. I will do the same for the residents of Polk County.

And this is what I believe:

I believe a county commissioner represents every citizen

Government should be fiscally responsible and should be held accountable

That private property rights must be protected at all times.

Teamwork is the best way to get the job done.

Citizens expect elected officials to strive to work together.

That we must live within the confines of the United States Constitution.

In supporting our law enforcement and emergency service organizations by providing them with the tools they need.

Every citizen of Polk County should have a voice and it is a commissioner’s responsibility to listen, regardless of how much they agree or disagree.

It is an honor to serve the people in this capacity and is not about one’s own agenda.

I believe Polk County is a great place to live.

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