Erika Remsberg for Pasco County Commissioner District 2

Who am I?

I am a community based social worker who has been advocating for working people, retirees and children for over 20 years, 13 here in Pasco County. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an array of skills needed on our local commission. I live here, work for the local school district and my children attend public schools here. My experience includes, grant writing, policy making, budget management, program development, mental health, substance abuse treatment, suicide prevention and case management. I can work with multiple funding sources all with their own limits/requirements, build consensus, research best practices and will conduct myself in an ethical and professional manner.

Why am I running?

I want to bring my knowledge of the needs of the people to the policy/budget making table. Our county is 5th in the state for foreclosures. Homeowner retention is key to our success. I commit to promoting ethical, evidenced based strategies that will improve the quality of life for the residents of Pasco. I want to bring the voice of the people to our local government.

My Goals

Local Democratic and National Organization for Women Club members asked me to. Although I never imagined myself running for office I now see it as a continuation of my advocacy efforts. I want to help more than one family at a time.

My DFA Values

1) I see a need for homeowner retention to be central to decisions relative to special assessments. Currently we have long-time homeowners being priced out of their homes in the name of progress.

2) Existing small businesses should be supported to grow, recently a panel of independent consultants suggested we shift funding to local businesses.

3) We need a wage theft ordinance to protect working people by eliminating unscrupulous wage loss; eliminating unfair economic due to unscrupulous businesses, and relieving the public burden of subsidizing employees of unscrupulous businesses.

My Campaign is People Powered!

I am a life-long democrat and career-long Social Worker who has and will continue to advocate for social equality, public security and personal freedom. My campaign has been a true grassroots effort supported by local people with small contributions. I see myself as an advocate first and candidate second.

Voice support

Supporters:

  • Beverly Ledbetter
  • Philip Remsberg
  • Michael Ledbetter
  • Janet Cswercko
  • Elaine Togneri


About the Endorsement Process

The driving force behind all DFA endorsements is our members. We recognize that all politics is local and that what is considered progressive in Los Angeles may be very different from what's considered progressive in Louisville. For this reason, DFA does not have a litmus test of specific progressive positions for which a candidate must stand. Our endorsement is heavily weighted based on these questions:

• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

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