Windermere Town Council Candidate Q&A: Mandy David

Mandy David is one of four candidates running for Windermere Town Council.

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Age: 44

Family: Married with two children

Education: High-school graduate

Relevant experience: Worked for two years for Daniel Webster, former speaker of the house for Florida; president of JFD Communications

Why do you want to serve on Town Council?

This is home for me. I was born and raised in the West Orange County area and have lived in Windermere for (more than) 10 years. I care deeply what happens to this community.

If elected, what would be your top three priorities for the town?

One, protecting the natural beauty of Windermere’s lakes and trees. Two, finding ways to ease traffic on our small-town roads. Three, preserving the historic look of our town.

Why should residents vote for you?

Good neighbors make a great town, and I would like to be that good neighbor (who) can make a contribution to our beautiful town.

What is the best way for the town to handle its ongoing cut-through traffic issues?

Honestly, I don’t have enough information to know what ideas have been explored.

What is your stance on plans for bringing residents access to potable water?

I would need to find out if this is something the residents even want.

If you had a magic wand, what three issues for Windermere would you change?

First, I would find a way to divert traffic around our small-town roads. Second, I’d make sure our lakes stay clean and our environment stays healthy. Finally, that town administration buildings would be completed so that our police and other leaders can finally have a permanent space.

How can the town of Windermere best support its residents and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic?

I actually don’t know the complete impact overall on our town, but what I do know is that Windermere is a town that comes together when neighbors are in need.

If elected, how will you ensure transparency and open communication with residents?

I would continue to use the town website, social media, videos (with closed caption), The Town Gazette, and finding any new ways where our community consumes information.


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