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City of FolsomCandidate for City Council

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Roger D. Gaylord, III

Entrepreneur/Security Consultant
12,650 votes (24.95%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Curb Growth-for-growth sake.
  • Develop a smart-city.
  • Establish term limits.

Experience

Biography

  • Folsom High Grad
  • Folsom Lake College- Criminal Justice. 
  • Entrepreneur/ Businessman
  • National Security Expert
  • Father of two
  • Volunteer Coach 
  • City of Folsom Utility Commissioner 
  • Founder of Lay Away Angels

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

What if Folsom produced the leaders of the future? What if the children of Folsom grew up to care about community, & commerce, growth & traditions? What if those individuals stepped forward to listen, to learn & to lead? I'm here today to announce that it will & indeed, it already has! This is why I’m running. 

I represent homegrown leadership. My background is uniquely suited to serve our city. I was RAISED in Folsom. I care about Folsom, both issues we’ve faced previously, & those we'll face in the future. I'm an entrepreneur, Utility Commissioner, father, volunteer coach & professional security expert. I’m just one of the first who like me, will step forward & lead Folsom into the future. I envision a city that honors its unique history & positions itself as a city of the future. Folsom is that city.

When elected, I will help create a transparent government that will include all stakeholders while avoiding any conflicts of interest, like we see today. I'll level set with South of 50 shareholders, ensuring the development process benefits both North & South of 50; including the water issues. I’ll ensure Folsom has a smart growth agenda, not a growth for growth sake agenda. This includes eliminating the close ties between our elected officials, & outside influences who use the Chamber of Commerce PAC as a financing tool to prop up certain candidates. We'll do this by introducing a vote to amend our city charter, adding term limits, & a voted mayor. I’ll focus on updating Folsom’s social/ technological footprint, bringing Folsom initiatives, directly to residents. This includes streamlining online business permits, citywide social media platforms & real time info via status updates from the city. My goal is to attract what I call “foundation employers” like Intel to Folsom. I’ll work with these campus style companies to organically produce higher paying jobs from within Folsom. Our unemployment rate is indeed low, however it's made up of lower wage, retail based jobs which doesn’t produce enough earnings to live in Folsom. 

Picture the town you grew up in, picture going back to the elementary school you went too. It holds a special value to you. Folsom is that city for me. It has a special place in my heart. I represent Folsom's youth who grew up to get involved!

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