Robert Gilliland, 45
Compliance Officer/Privacy Official, Florida Health Care Plans
Q. What do you see as the biggest issue for the office you are seeking?
A. The recession has hit Florida especially hard. The biggest issue facing the Daytona Beach City Commission is ensuring our city is competitive for the coming economic recovery. We must make good policy. This will continue resulting in lower taxes and crime, user-friendly city regulations, proactive code enforcement and city beautification, to name a few.
Q. What are your qualifications for the office you are seeking?
A. I have more than two decades of public policy experience on both the government and private sector sides. I have served on the commission since 2005. During that time, I have developed the local, state and national relationships needed to build on the positive momentum Daytona Beach currently enjoys.
Q. If you win, what's the first issue you will tackle?
A. We have many projects in the pipeline. These projects include public safety enhancements, beautification projects, economic development initiatives and infrastructure improvements. I will make sure these projects stay on track so we can maximize the benefits they will bring.
Q. If you lose, will you continue in politics?
A. After my family, community service is my calling. Making our city the best it can be is very rewarding. Regardless of the election outcome, I will continue to do all I can to improve our quality of life and help those less fortunate.