Johnny Johnson is a dentist in North Pinellas, a Jack Latvala acolyte and the poster child for the term RINO (Republican in Name Only). He is seeking a seat on the Pinellas County Commission and supports the Greenlight Pinellas 14% sales tax rate hike. He proudly campaigned for Democrat leaders Janet Long and Charlie Justice when they ran for County Commission. As two Republican clubs (St. Pete, Largo) and the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee have come out against the Greenlight Tax hike, he has come out in favor. He should go ahead and change parties and stop running as a “Republican”.
Recently Jack Latvala showed his puppeteer cards by saying “vote for anyone other than Peter Nehr”. Latvala revealed that he is the puppet masters of many local politicians and Johnny Johnson is just another in his collection. Latvala knows that Nehr is leading in the polls and he needs votes taken away and given to others to help his puppet Johnson. There are many other candidates worthy of a vote in this race for County Commission, but unless voters simply want Jack Latvala effectively sitting on the Commission himself (though his puppet Johnson) then they should vote for Peter Nehr. Peter proudly campaigns against the Greenlight Pinellas tax hike. He is a good constitutional conservative with a strong track record of public service. He has also shown character as he has withstood the mudslinging.
Peter Nehr is the candidate to vote for on August 26th for Pinellas County Commission. Johnny Johnson should go back to wearing a tooth and campaigning publicly for tax and spend liberals.
The Sunbeam Times also supports the following candidates in addition to Peter Nehr:
Norm Roche, Maureen Ahern, Zahid Roy
Norm Roche opposes Greenlight Pinellas. He is a breath of fresh air on the County Commission and is needed as a balancing force. His opponent Ed Hooper is another Latvala acolyte.
Maureen Ahern would bring a much needed fresh perspective to the Pinellas County School Board. She is a conservative who will help reform a system that is ineffective for students and taxpayers. two decades of Linda Lerner is more than enough!
Zahid Roy faces Jack Latvala. Not much more needs to be said.