Candidate: Tim Norwood

Office: COUNTY COMMISSION - DIST. 4

Contact Information:
1805 Marilyn Ave
Bradenton, FL - 34207
(941) 727-9533
Candidate's Statement

TEAPARTY REPUBLICAN www.VoteNORWOOD.com 941-727-9533 Our American way of life is under attack, and our county is losing her roots. Special interest groups have managed to take control of our local government. Our people are out of work and our existing county leadership, with the exception of a few, seem to be oblivious to the type of jobs needed for this county. Construction jobs alone, though extremely necessary, will not save this county‘s economy, but; manufacturing jobs and motivated leadership will. I grew up in a proud free United States, where the Constitution was the Respected law of the land, but; for the first time in my life, I’m worried for the future of our country. The County Commissioner job is a boots on the ground, front line position and I can no longer stand quietly by. People need Jobs and Government Spending needs to be rained in. I am experienced, focused and very enthusiastic, I am a proven problem solver, and I must Engage in the very real fight to save our County! People are losing their homes, jobs and families, so please vote for me Tim Norwood Aug. 24th, we have a county that needs Leadership and Industry! MY QUALIFICATIONS: I was born into a Military family, 1961, living on base until age 5. My father,an Air Force Captain flew an F-86 Saber Jet during Korea. After his death, my age 6, we moved to small town in Texas whr I graduated high school and continued on to Texas Tech University. I worked construction thru school and earned my 5 year Bachelor of Architecture Degree 1988. (The Texas Tech is top 10 among Tier One Accredited Arch. University Programs.) I became aware of my true passion for Manufacturing, Factories, Industrial Engineering,& Creating Jobs. I Moved to Wash. state for a job with a leading yacht builder, where I worked two jobs each day. Yacht Design Engineer by day and out in production floor by night. I had learned every aspect of yacht production and became Chief Engineer of one Company (Heisley Marine) and simultaneously the Marketing Design Engineer of another boat factory nearby(Tollycraft Yachts). I Developed my own business plan, that lead to my being recruited as the Senior Design Engineer/ Industrial Designer with a major automotive manufacturer’s new product development Div.(Peterbilt Motors Inc.). After a full complete & Patented tenure with Peterbilt, I opened my own Industrial Design & Production Development business focused on new manufacturing, Industry Design and Cost Reductions. I am known for solving major Facilities and Industrial Manufacturing problems as a Turn-Around Specialist. My work placed me into boat & yacht manufacturing facilities, automotive parts manufacturing, military aircraft sims, Navy proj. prototyping and production planning. My portfolio is online at www.TimNorwood.com Over the last 30 years I\'ve become acutely aware of manufacturing & industry. I have managed budgets from zero to 9 figures and saved manufacturers from shutting doors by managing the people and operation. I have creatively solved funding,tooling, facilities and payroll problems. I have negotiated with a major union to avoid a plant closure strike & maintained company relations w/ labor. I have negotiated contracts, established quality expectations and cost reductions. I have had to make my own payroll & those of clients. Have managed up to 400 employees. I understand manufacturing, architecture, construction & crisis budgeting. I know the manufacturing history of Manatee County, and the U.S. A businessman, I\'ve never run for office. Not a career politician,I run from a position of capabilities & knowledge. I recognize when being misled. I know when solutions are appropriate. I work well with others & color outside the lines. My life experiences have prepared me for this position. I will Re-build our industry base and cut spending. My wife and I have served with the Red Cross, just after hurricanes, house to house, to determine immediate damage & needs. Aided flood and tornado victoms in Oklahoma & Texas immediately after direct hits. Once served as missionary in Haiti. A Christian and I serve God. Long term devoted member of our church, rocking babies, teaching classes, and praying for our community distrib. food and clothing to the needy on our streets, repairing homes or reaching out to the elderly. I focus on those without means, who have fallen. I give my life everyday in ways God leads me. I love people and it hurts my sole when people can\'t find jobs. I have created jobs and prayed with so many. Politicians join a ‘list’ of groups to appear involved, but My ‘list‘, for lack of better word, are actual people’s names, and I thank God for the blessing of serving them for His sake not mine. I am the only candidate in the d.4 Primary who refused to accept the special interest developers campaign donations! VoteNORWOOD.com Please send any support: Tim Norwood Campaign P.O. Box 5714 Bradenton Fl 34281
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The following financial reports are available:
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$175.00
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$177.64
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$170.83
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$986.32
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$1,817.92
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$407.77
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$1,033.11
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$310.93
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$1,188.45
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$100.00
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$50.00
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$257.12
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$0.00
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$1,155.00
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$0.00
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$220.00
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$94.95
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$246.48
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$0.00
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$0.00
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$243.78
Candidate qualifying forms and miscellaneous documents