Letter to the Editor - Support for High Springs Mayor Gloria James


This letter is in support of Gloria James' re-election to the High Springs City Commission.

Mayor James was born and raised in High Springs and has spent her entire adult life in service to our country and our City. She has held various positions in the federal government and has volunteered as a local substitute teacher and Alachua County poll worker. Throughout her career she has received awards and accolades too numerous to mention.

Mayor James never hesitates to roll up her sleeves to work alongside the volunteers at Farm Share and rarely misses any City event. She has been President of the local AARP chapter, secretary to the Mebane Alumni Association, and served on the High Springs Plan Board. Her other community involvement includes, but is not limited to, the Chamber of Commerce, the Community Development Corporation, senior groups and her church.  She has repeatedly set a shining example of what it means to be an active and positive force in the community; she is a true “Public Servant.”

Mayor James' heart is in High Springs. She is a treasured mentor in her community. She knows the community and understands what her constituents want and need. Her years of experience speak volumes. I truly admire her dedication and energy as I have watched and worked with her on community projects over the years. Her record is impeccable, and so I will proudly cast my vote for Mayor Gloria James.

In closing, I urge all City of High Springs voters to study the candidates, and their records, and vote on or before Tuesday Nov. 7, 2023.

Linda Rice Chapman, Esq.

High Springs, Fla.