Melbourne Council, District 2
OK, next district... in Melbourne District 2, the candidates are:
* Matthew Carroll
* Mark LaRusso
* William Lovin
Finally a couple with actual websites!
And once again, Florida Today has a summary
of the candidates. Based on the info from the candidate sites and the summary, here is what I come up with:
LaRusso is pretty new to the county, and is very vague on what he wants to do. I don't see much there. Carroll seems to really have it out for Lovin, spending a good deal of his space countering an ad by Lovin, and pointing out that he has been in Melbourne much longer. Lovin... dunno, perhaps it is because I read Carroll's site first. But while both Carroll and Lovin seem to be fiscally conservative, about controlling growth while keeping taxes high and the standard of living up, but Lovin seems a bit more conceited. His "I am running because people asked me to" does nothing for me. Carroll seems more up front about things. Lovin is in tech, so of course his website is slicker, but it is almost too slick for a local race. And what is with the big-ass flag?
My vote: Matthew Carroll