David Allbritton Non-Partisan Clearwater City Council
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About David Allbritton

  • Born and raised in Clearwater
  • 1969 graduate of Clearwater High School
  • Attended North Carolina Wesleyan College
  • Retired Florida Certified Building Contractor
  • Married 41 years to wife, Maryhelen
  • Father of three grown children, three grandchildren
  • Homeowner since 1972

Served on the following Clearwater City Boards

  • Code Enforcement
  • Downtown Development Board
  • Business Task Force
  • Charter Review Committee
  • Community Development Board

Other local Boards & Associations

  • Executive Board Member- Clearwater Downtown Partnership
  • Past President – Clearwater Historical Society
  • Senior Citizens Services Board
  • V.P. Island Estates Civic Ass’n
  • Member Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Active 56-year member 1st United Methodist Church

FAMILY ROOTS I have deep roots in our city that inspire me to work to protect the beauty and heritage of Clearwater.  My children are sixth generation Floridians. My father, Owen S. Allbritton III, was a circuit judge here in the Sixth Circuit. A love of Florida and a respect for public service runs deep in my family.

About David Allbritton

Clearwater Native

I was born and raised in Clearwater and have enjoyed raising a family, building a business and being a homeowner since 1972. I’ve been married for 41 years to my wife, Maryhelen, who is a retired school Guidance Counselor. I’m a proud father to three grown children: two sons and a daughter, and two grand-daughters and a grandson.

Endorsements

“We are confident that you (David) will be an excellent City Councilman, and we look forward to working with you in the future.”
— PRO President David Bennett

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“Mr. Allbritton has demonstrated his commitment to the future of Clearwater by his long history of service on various boards and committees, and is dedicated to moving Clearwater forward. ”

— ClearPAC Chair Ray Ferrara

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Clearwater Regional Chamber

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“Allbritton understands the importance of maintaining a modern, responsive and responsible public safety organization serving a community of more than 120,000 residents that’s a destination for tourists from around the globe.”

— Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge President Steve Squillante.

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In the news…

Realtors Endorse Allbritton for Clearwater Council

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ClearPAC endorses Allbritton for Clearwater Council

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Clearwater Police (Fraternal Order of Police Clearwater Lodge #10) endorses Allbritton for Clearwater Council

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CIVIC LEADERSHIP I served four years on the Clearwater Municipal Code Enforcement Board in 1999. I was elected in 2004 to the Clearwater Downtown Development Board, and served as Chairman for seven years. I am currently a Board member and past President of the Clearwater Historical Society, past Vice-President of Prospect Towers, past member of the Clearwater Charter Review Committee, Clearwater Business Task Force and I currently serve on the Clearwater Community Development Board, I serve as Vice-President of Island Estates Civic Association, serve as Board member of Senior Citizens Services, Inc. and serve as a Board member of the Clearwater Downtown Partnership, Inc.. At age 67, I am an active 55-year member of First United Methodist Church of Clearwater and a member of the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce.

BUSINESS I am a retired Building Contractor who owned a successful design/ build remodeling company based in Clearwater for over 36 years. My wife and I own beach vacation properties on Clearwater Beach.

EXPERIENCE I bring decades of experience in working with local organizations in Clearwater’s private and public sectors. I understand how our City Government works and what is needed to provide a high quality of life for all our citizens.

MY VALUES Being homegrown gives me a special insight into public service in Clearwater. I’ve seen Clearwater grow from a small community in the 1950’s to what it is today. We have a beautiful City with the potential to become the best City in Florida. As our economy strengthens, planning a fertile environment for economic growth is essential.  There are many pieces to the puzzle that will make this happen. Tourism dollars and increased property values are needed to drive more Municipal services back to our residents.

A practical idealist to the core, I believe principles and values are the foundations of good governance and a meaningful part of civic leadership. In fact, we need those values today in public service more than ever. We need to continue to strive to meet goals that have already been set in motion. I want to contribute to the vision and strategic mission that directs Clearwater’s future.

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INTRODUCTION

I’m running for Clearwater City Council, Seat 4 because I want to contribute to the vision and strategic mission that directs Clearwater’s future.

Welcome to my website. Thanks for taking the time to learn about me and why I’m running for Clearwater City Council. I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you on the campaign trail.

I’m running for Clearwater City Council because I believe I have the experience to make the decisions necessary for making our city the best place to work, play and live.

My platform stands on four foundations for the health of our City:

  1. Support healthy and safe communities and neighborhoods
  2. Support a strong traffic and infrastructure program
  3. Provide the most effective and efficient municipal services for our residents
  4. Lay foundations for a strong friendly business environment

The role of City Council and City Government is to ensure that neighborhoods and communities are a safe and a desirable place to live, that workers can get to and from work and residents can get to and from stores, restaurants, sports venues and Parks, and our visitors can get to their travel and entertainment destinations; that Municipal Services, such as trash pick-up, neighborhood traffic calming, sidewalk and road repairs, are effective and cost efficient; and that businesses have the resources they need for job growth.

With this focus, our city will realize its greatest purpose and opportunity, to continue to thrive and be the community where people want to live, work and play

Having lived in Clearwater my entire life and participated in many of the City’s Boards, I know how Clearwater’s government works and I have the experience to make the decisions necessary for Clearwater’s future. My platform is based on four foundations for the health of our community.  It includes ensuring healthy and safe communities and neighborhoods; a strong environment for businesses and jobs; a traffic network that works well and effective municipal services for residents.  The role of City Council and City Government is to ensure that neighborhoods and communities are a safe and a desirable place to live, that workers can get to and from work and residents can get to and from stores, restaurants, sports venues and Parks, and our visitors can get to their travel and entertainment destinations; that Municipal Services, such as trash pick-up, neighborhood traffic calming, sidewalk and road repairs, are effective and cost efficient; and that businesses have the resources they need for job growth.  With this focus, our city will realize its greatest purpose and opportunity, to continue to thrive and be a safe community where people come to live, work and play.

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Healthy Safe Communities and Neighborhoods

Whether you live in Countryside, Morningside, Harbor Oaks, Coachman Ridge, Skycrest, Island Estates, Clearwater Beach or any one of our thirty six neighborhood in our Clearwater Community, each has its own character and feel. Neighborhoods depend on strong municipal services to ensure they are safe, clean, and free of blight and vagrancy. I support each of these neighborhoods and will work to promote positive changes that influence their quality of life.

Infrastructure

I believe that a good traffic network to, from and within the city is critical to creating a strong economy in Clearwater.   The US 19 Corridor is a great example of planning and implementation that will encourage Enterprise zone growth North to South. Residents need to be able to get to and from local resources such as stores, parks, sports venues and beaches safely and reliably. Visitors need to be able to get to their travel and entertainment destinations with ease and comfort and traffic calming technics are important to the safety of our neighborhoods.

Strong Municipal Services

I believe that Clearwater city government should provide the municipal services and infrastructure necessary for a high quality of life for all our citizens.  It should not waste resources, and should strive to improve revenue through increased economic vitality, home ownership, and employment. We must be a thoughtful steward of the Peoples money. I am committed to building a high trust city.  I believe in that trust and in the strength of our relationships, our commitment, our love for the city, and our passion to make Clearwater a desirable place to live, work and play.

Strong Business environment and Jobs

Clearwater’s economic vitality is tied to its citizens and its leading business sectors.  The City needs to attract, support and nurture its businesses and workers, and ensure that businesses have the resources they need to sustain healthy returns, employees, and job growth.  Clearwater has been struggling with a reputation as not being business friendly. As a member of the Clearwater Business Task Force, our mission was to provide Council with recommendations to improve the City’s regulations, processes, and technology to establish Clearwater as a leading business environment in the Tampa Bay region and to promote quality growth within the City. The time is now for the City to take proactive measures to foster a more positive, inviting and sustainable business environment.

I believe that attracting the right business is essential to building a strong economy.  At the same time, I want to cut through the red tape that binds the hands of our smaller local businesses, a vital part of the economy of our city.  We need to ensure that our local business owners have the resources they need to open their doors, keep them open, grow and thrive.



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