Incumbent Mayor draws an opponent in election

67 year-old Don Heine was out getting signatures this morning; telling local Historic City News reporters that he wants his name to appear on the ballot for election to the office of Mayor of the City of St. Augustine.

Heine has been retired for the past 5 1/2 years from a position as a Natural Resource Planner; contracted most recently with the Fairfax County Park Authority.

Heine told us that fiscal responsibility is one of his highest priorities. He considers himself a conservative, and in this economy, Heine says he would like to look at ways to bring locals back to downtown businesses and the means to accomplish that.

“I would like to re-establish our neighborhoods in an economically viable way,” Heine said. “Additional land use considerations are needed.”

Heine also holds his religious values highly, saying that he will place an emphasis on churches and synagogues in our community. “Using the words of Psalms,” Heine said, “we will have the guidance we need to reconnect our neighborhoods.”

Photo credit: © 2010 Historic City News staff photographer

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