LeeFuture and Women for a Better Lee share a lot of perspectives, priorities and positions. We also share our enthusiasm for District 3 candidate for Lee County Commission, Nick Batos. Below is WFBL’s endorsement, sent to their members February 9.
We want change. How do we get it? By using the power of our vote to elect forward-thinking candidates to our Board of County Commissioners. Nick Batos is WFBL’s candidate — a man who is strongly pro-environment, a booster of smart growth, and the candidate who respects and values civic engagement. We are going up against an establishment candidate funded by developers — surely a challenge for all of us who support Nick.
In the next few months, Nick will be hosting a number of events to meet with citizens, hear their thoughts and concerns, and ask for their support. The first will take place on Monday, February 17, 5:30 – 8:00 pm at the Embassy Suites, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, Estero. It will be a very special event, so we encourage all WFBL members to attend.
You can speak with Nick as he travels around Lee County meeting with residents. And, of course, now is your chance to work on a campaign that can literally change our daily lives. Ways that you can get involved:
1, Go to Nick’s new website: batos4leecounty.com and sign up for his email updates and to volunteer;
2. Check out Nick’s Facebook page — batos4leecounty — and follow, like, and share with your friends;
3. The petition drive to get Nick’s name on the ballot is now underway. If you are interested in getting out there with a petition, contact him at 239-287-4708.
4. Nick understands the issues facing us as a county and is looking to speak before groups about his vision for the future of Lee County. If your organization — be it a homeowners association, a social or book club or church auxiliary — is looking for a speaker, he would welcome the opportunity to appear before your members. Write to Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Attend an event to support Nick. In the coming weeks, he will appear at events in Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero and Bonita Springs. Getting around to every corner in Lee County is critical for him. Listening and learning about your concerns are important components of his campaign. Go to his website to see if there is an upcoming event taking place near you.
6. And we encourage you to make every effort to attend Nick’s “Meet and Greets.” Following the February 17 Estero event, there will be another at Rosy Tomorrow’s Heritage Farm in North Fort Myers. Rosy’s farm-to-table restaurant is a special destination and if you haven’t visited before, this is your chance. More information and directions will be forthcoming.
We all recognize that this will be an uphill battle against the entrenched special interests in Lee County. But what once seemed impossible is now very possible. We have a candidate, we have a platform and we know what we have to do. Working together, let’s get it done.
Women For a Better Lee educates and encourages Lee County citizens to elect public officials to our Board of County Commissioners who are committed to smart growth, environmental stewardship, and respect for civic engagement. We seek a county government that is transparent, accountable and fair to all and that will improve the quality of life for citizens in our community.
To join with us, email WFBL2020@gmail.com; follow, like and share on Facebook: WomenForaBetterLee. Be the Power of Ten.