The status quo is not sustainable.
It's time to work together to find solutions to our common problems.
Join me and let your voice be heard.
I am Wallace Bailey candidate for Volusia County Council District one. Let's work together. I worked in underground utilities and marine construction from a
young age working my way up to foreman and then project manager. In 2004 you may remember the three hurricanes that criss-crossed our state. At the time I was working in New Smyrna Beach and I
put together several crews and numerous subcontractors to save condominiums and beachside residences from the relentless waves and failing seawalls. It took three months of diligent effort but
together as a team we built twenty three seawalls in three months and didn't lose one structure.
Over the past several years I was shocked to learn that our local Law Enforcement only receives a minimum of two weeks of Defense Tactics training in police academy and little to no hands on continuing education. I took the initiative to seek out assistance and now I'm proud to report that my Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Academy in Deland has partnered with Adopt A Cop BJJ to give law enforcement the tools they so desperately need. In addition we have also partnered with the We Defy Foundation to provide support and training to our nation's military heroes. Now Law Enforcement and veterans can train for free. When you see a problem, a concern, a need in your community, you address it and make a solution happen.
I grew up in rural Emporia just West of Pierson. There weren't any kids my age for miles so I would play in the woods and make the track through the trees to my grandparents house to visit. That is where my appreciation for nature and wildlife comes from. After my construction career ended I began my career in public service. With now thirteen years experience as our motto says Keep Volusia County Beautiful I have investigated illegal dumpsites and held the violators responsible. Through my travels around the county on a daily basis I am seeing widespread destruction of the natural habitat. Where do all the animals go when property is clear cut? Where does the storm water runoff go? Certainly not back into our ever shrinking aquifer. I plan to limit new growth. Our roads and utilities can't handle anymore demand. I'm not against growth but we must do it in a more responsible way.
As I mentioned I own a small business in downtown Deland. For over eight years we have been teaching life skills and confidence to our communities youth and adults. I know how to balance a budget. I know how to make ends meet. I know I can work with Council and staff to trim down the counties expenses and work to find alternative revenue sources rather than raise our property taxes. I'm Wallace Bailey candidate for Volusia County council district one. Let's work together.
Through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (A Martial Art) Wallace has instilled confidence and life skills in hundreds of Volusia County youth over the past eight years. He strives to give our future leaders a head start. Wallace intends to create more opportunities for our youth to get started in entrepreneurship.
Please, let us know your complaints, opinions and suggestions to make
Volusia County Better.