Doug Blevins, a long-time community activist and realtor, has announced his candidacy for the City Commission of Wilton Manors.
This isn’t Blevins’ first time seeking office. He ran for Mayor of Wilton Manors in 2014 against Gary Resnick. Blevins lost.
Blevins’ resume includes being president of the South Middle River Civic Association in Fort Lauderdale.
“Doug took a fledgling neighborhood by enlisting old and new residents to help fight crime, drug dealers, blight and neglect,” reads a press release announcing his candidacy. “He was awarded Volunteer of the Year for District II in Fort Lauderdale.”
Blevins has also served on several city boards and committees in Wilton Manors including the Board of Adjustment, the Budget Review Advisory Committee, Citizen's Emergency Response Team the new City Hall Task Force, The Wilton Drive Task Force and currently serves on both the Wilton Drive Task Force and the Charter Review Board. Additionally he’s served three terms as president of Wilton Manors Main Street, and as chairman of the Wilton Drive Improvement District, which was instrumental in the narrowing of Wilton Drive.
In the press release Blevins notes the city will face many challenges once the coronavirus crisis has passed. He believes he’s the man for the job.
"After COVID-19, the city must think outside the box,” Blevins said in the release. "I am ready for that responsibility and challenge.”
Visit SFGN.com/WMelection2020 to read about the other candidate's running for office and for other Wilton Manors election news.
RELATED: Read The Gazette's Q&A with Doug Blevins here