In the 2016 election cycle for St. Lucie County sheriff, it is easy to liken Sheriff Ken Mascara as one who has stood out and represented the citizens of St. Lucie County with integrity and respect from 2001 to the present and is considered a giant in what he does in keeping the people of St. Lucie safe, and as the incumbent in the upcoming election, he has done well.
From another perspective, there is a man that has served his country and community well with the ambition from boyhood to stand and represent St. Lucie County as sheriff—-a very noble call. We can liken Rich Williams, the incumbent’s challenger, as David, the shepherd boy that tended the sheep in bible stories and incumbent Ken Mascara, the mighty warrior Goliath.
We all know the story in the Old Testament how little David slew the mighty giant Goliath with his sling shot and became the victor. In the 21st Century there is another scenario—-that being, “speak softly and carry a big stick” which is plastered with 113,000 greenbacks compared to 3,500. Makes for a different type of David, not just rhetoric, but as the saying of today goes— knows how to “put the money where the mouth is and let it speak to the voters” in the way you run your effective campaign (Goliath is the new David in the USA today).
It’s the way of elections today in the U.S. from the national to the local. A candidate for office can’t just have good noble ideas but must be fortified by those willing to invest in someone that can obtain and maintain the support and confidence of the whole community.
The following information was taken from the St. Lucie County Supervisors of Elections’ website as of Feb. 28, 2016:
Ken J. Mascara (DEM) Total Contributions: $113,084.76 Total In-Kind*: $999.38 Expenditures: $3,213.07
Richard Williams, Jr. (DEM) Total Contributions: $3,466.80 Total In-Kind*: $782.08 Expenditures: $2,856.77
*In-kind donations are those donations that are done in goods and services rather than money (or cash).
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