• Prendergast is caring and trustworthy


    I have been in some form of law enforcement my entire adult life, including Special Agent, United States Army, Military Intelligence, during the Vietnam War. 

    I have never publically endorsed anyone for public office — that is, until I got to know Mike Prendergast, a man who is one of the most trustworthy and caring individuals I have ever met.

  • Prendergast has experience to be sheriff


    Public safety is the single most important function that government can provide to their citizens. 

    With that should come an individual who holds the education, training, experience and leadership abilities, to ensure that law enforcement, fire, and emergency services are delivered to the citizens in the most safe, efficient, effective and prudent manner. Republic candidate for sheriff of Citrus County, Mike Prendergast, is that individual.

  • I support Prendergast for sheriff


  • I have the knowledge, skills, experience for board


    The Chronicle Editorial Board acknowledged that my credentials leave little doubt that I “could serve the school board well.” Further the Chronicle acknowledged that I possess “strong qualifications for a school board member” stating my two decades as a real estate professional and more than two decades as a teacher here in Citrus County. I need to add the two decades as a successful swim and dive coach.

  • I am counting on the endorsement of citizens


    I was somewhat pleasantly surprised by your endorsement of Mr. Kanehl for Citrus County sheriff, as I fully expected you to continue to support our sheriff by endorsing Mr. Prendergast. So, congratulations at least for this bold break on your part. 

  • Things to ponder about Trump

    I understand the frustrations folks have with Washington. Our two major political parties don’t talk to each other and nothing much gets done.

    People read about Obamacare, immigration and trade deals and believe what they hear and what they hear is scary. We all want a more peaceful time. We want to put ISIS behind us and not have to worry about black-white relations.

  • Here is an example of rigging

    In the Chronicle on Aug. 4, Donald Trump said the Democratic system is rigged.

    Democrats say no.

    I am from the northern part of the state of Indiana, South Bend and Mishawaka area.

    The South Bend Tribune had in the paper, Butch Morgan, the Democratic chairman, coerced two people into putting false names on petitions needed to get Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on the 2008 primary election ballot.

  • Trump is his own worst enemy

    Trump is really making it difficult to support him. He has had a really, really bad week and it is mostly his own fault. Looking back at his off-the-cuff comments about seeing an aircraft deliver $400 million in cash to Iran, for example, why did he muddy those waters? It is enough that the United States paid Iran $400M — or paid back the money as the case may be — almost coincidentally with the release of several prisoners, making it certainly appear like quid pro quo.

  • This is no time for apathy

    Recent events really concern me that we as a nation are so divided that apathy will overtake democracy. 

    Cruz & Sanders, Bushes, Romney, supporters, etc., scare the hell out of me they will bow out and we will no longer be “We the People.” The rest of us will suffer for years of divisiveness because of egos. 

  • It is time to rejuvenate our county

    I like to share with you my trips to other counties north of Citrus County. 

    I always travel up state road State Road 40 in Marion County to U.S. 19 to Levy, Alachua, Gilchrist, Lafayette, and Suwannee counties. My wife does all the driving, and because of that I can observe all the changes that have taken place over time. I have made this a routine for the past 10 years. I remember when they were repaving U.S. 19 and running the gas line alongside it.