David A. Turrubiartez Jr has announced his candidacy to run for Collier County Commissioner in District 5.
After confirming his candidacy on Facebook and with an online video, within 12 hours he raised the $5,120.40 filing fee with over 110 people contributing to make it possible.
One week later, the video has been shared more than 500 times with 19,000 views. If this is an indication of anything, it’s that people are tired of the same broken promises and ready for someone new, he said.
Turrubiartez has spent most of his life in Immokalee,. His wife and he have been together for seven years and have two boys. In his spare time he coaches his son’s soccer team and volunteers with multiple local organizations.
He decided to run due to his frustration of underrepresentation in his community and is running to change that, he said in a press announcement. Transparency and accountability are the two words, he says, that sum up his campaign.
“It is now time that we hold our elected officials accountable and demand transparency.”
You can visit his website at: StandWithDavid.org.