Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 2 Candidate: Ron Salem

Candidate Name: Ron Salem

Age: 62

Family: Married with 3 children and 4 grandchildren

Occupation: Healthcare Administrator

Education: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from University of Florida 1978.  Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Florida 1980

Political Experience: Never have run for public office

Campaign Website: www.ronsalem.com

What are the three biggest issues facing the citizens of Duval County?
Public safety, economic development and public education

If you secure a victory, what are your primary goals for your term in office?
1) Work towards making Jacksonville the safest city in America to live in. 2) Continue to attract high paying jobs to Jacksonville. 3) Neighborhood revitalization.

What makes you the best candidate to help the citizens of Duval County?
I believe my long term involvement in the civic life of Jacksonville and the experience I have obtained make me uniquely qualified for this position.

Would you support the privatization of JEA?
I do not believe we have obtained all the necessary information to make any determination on the future of the JEA

What is the last book you read?
The Patriarch: The remarkable life and turbulent times of Joseph P Kennedy By David Nasaw