August 20, 2008

Election 2008 State House of Representatives, District 12

JANET ADKINS REPUBLICANAge: 42Previous office: Nassau County School Board, 1998-present; Nassau Planning and Zoning Board, 2002- 05; Republican State Committeewoman, 2000-present.Education: Master's and bachelor's degrees, University of North Florida; associate's degree, Florida Community College.Occupation: School Board.Family: Husband, Doug; two children, Emily and Douglas.Web site: www.janetadkins.comWhat are the two most important issues? Rising energy costs: "I support offshore drilling, expanding nuclear power (and) better messaging around conservation. ..." How can your leadership style contribute to the office you are seeking? "I am a problem-solver and will work to ensure we adopt policies that help strengthen families and create jobs to promote safe communities. I have had extensive leadership training as a graduate of the Covey Leadership."BOBBY HART REPUBLICANAge: 54Previous office: Baker County School Board, 1990-96.Education: Master's degree, University of Florida; bachelor's degree, UF.Occupation: Teacher and coach, West Nassau High School.Family: Wife, Cheryl; sons, Dustin and Jonathan; two grandsons, Rylan and Shayne.Web site: are the two most important issues? Preserving the quality of life in the state -- "We must manage growth and attract environmentally friendly industry into our district" -- and providing quality education -- "We need to adequately fund our schools and give students every opportunity to become productive members of society."How can your leadership style contribute to the office you are seeking? "Nothing is accomplished alone. ... I've been in tough situations and I'm not afraid to tackle the problems we face. ..."

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