With apologies to those of you who complain whenever I write anything about politics, I have to tell you why I’ve been so busy lately and why I haven’t posted as often:

I’m helping a friend, Michael Holland, get elected to the Eustis City Commission.

It’s a non-partisan race, so a lot of the volunteers he’s collected so far are from wildly divergent political, social and economic backgrounds.  And I love it!

His campaign website has a lot of info about him and where he stands.  He’s running in a small town (Eustis, Florida, pop. 18,000), where the most important recent issues are lower taxes/fees, economic instability and wreckless growth and development.

While Michael believes strongly in lower taxes, improved public safety services and managed, intelligent growth, his best asset is the ability to listen and act decisively that he has honed during his career in funeral service.

That’s right – Michael is a funeral director!

He’s currently the general manager of a funeral home/cemetery combo.  His firm handles close to 400 funerals out of his too-small chapel and his company is investing almost $4 million in a new facility, because of the hard work of Mike and his amazing staff.

Here’s the part where I ask for your money!

Michael’s campaign is going to be fun and positive, but there’s still that pesky, “it takes money to run a campaign” problem.

If you are able (and willing) to help support the efforts of a fellow funeral professional, visit his website for contribution information.

Note:  This is not a paid political advertisement for Michael Holland for Eustis City Commission, Seat 3.