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Council Candidates in District 2 | Question of the Week One | July 5

By Staff | Jul 5, 2024

Each week through the Primary, The Breeze will ask the candidates for Cape Coral City Council an issue-related question. In the interest of fairness, each candidate is limited to the same amount of words, about 100, for their response.

This week’s question: Why are you running? What are your top three issues?

District 2 candidates’ answers:

Laurie Lehmann

To make Cape Coral better. We need transparency, honesty and integrity in city government.

I want the citizens’ wants and needs heard, not disregarded by the city council.

The people who work here in the city need to be able to afford to live here. I want a city council that is not just out for their own benefit.

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Dan Sheppard (Incumbent)

Why I am running.

I’m running again to continue protecting the quality of life for our citizens. By investing in public safety we ensure to keep our reputation as one of the safest city in the state of Florida. I will also support having the best school, parks, and sports facilities while protecting our waterways and wildlife. I will continue to support the water and sewer projects, maintenance and improving of our roads and beautification so that we can continue to add value to our community and be a magnet for good investment.

Top three issues.

Public safety, Jobs, and Infrastructure 

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Craig Unroe


1. Serve the citizens of Cape Coral. That means giving the residents the services they need from the city at the least amount of their out of pocket cost.

2. To put a stop to overspending on projects and prioritize infrastructure

3. To halt the annual increase of property taxes unless the rollback rate is introduced.

Editor’s Note: The response from candidate Laurie Lehmann has been corrected. The response originally published erroneously included a portion of a response from a candidate in another race. That portion been deleted. The Breeze regrets the error.