I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the nearly 600 residents who took time out of their day to engage in the civic process of voting last week.
I have been civically involved in our community my entire life and have run a business for over 40 years in the Village. By running for Mayor, I had hoped to take that experience and use it for the betterment of our beloved Village of Florida.
However, the voters spoke loud and clear and they chose an alternative to business and civic experience. I would like to congratulate Dan Harter Jr. on his victory and more importantly, I would like to wish him well.
We are all in this together so his success as Mayor will be our success. Above all else, I would like to thank Mayor Jim Pawliczek for his many years of dedication and outstanding leadership as our Mayor.
ROBERT J. SCHREIBEIS, SR.