Candidate for Malabar Town council District 3
Donald E. Krieger
Candidate for Malabar Town Council District 3
The passing of Mayor Tom Eschenberg this spring is a profound loss to Malabar’s moral and political center.
We face a potent challenge deciding on four of six council members during a single election. Whether we remain the quiet rural
town or transform into something different has always been the central theme for candidates. I consistently fight to maintain
our rural residential freedoms. I oppose tax increases, non-funded mandates, and promote and defend Malabar sovereignty and
rejecting needless duplication of effort. I would work for clean, honest, and open government as my Malabar record clearly
Donald E. Krieger
Occupation: Scientific/Technical Book Publisher
Ann, and I have shared the same last name for over 37 years.
Brevard in 1972 and made Malabar our home in 1981
Education: BS FIT, 1976,
MS FIT, 1983
Political Experience: Six years serving on Malabar Planning
and Zoning Board, Two Years Malabar Councilman, Four Years Malabar Roads and Drainage Committee
Other Experiences: The Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Standing Committee 18th Circuit member, Leadership
Brevard Graduate, Brevard Watershed Action Committee, Marine Resources Council, Malabar Mariners Association, varied martial
arts degrees, Coast Guard license for passenger carrying vessels.
consistently fight to maintain our rural residential freedoms. I oppose tax increases, non-funded mandates, and promote and
defend Malabar sovereignty and rejecting needless duplication of effort. I would work for clean, honest, and open government
as my Malabar record clearly shows.
In general everyone who runs for office proclaims they won’t increase taxes and they will improve services.
In the last decade and a half revenues have rose while the population has not significantly increased. Services are either
in question or in trouble and costs and red tape always are on the upside. My record shows that I have consistently practiced
what I preach as a councilman, committee member, or representing Malabar outside of our Town. Every November it is up to you
the voter to choose.
Efficient government, in my view, always requires an eye on reduced
spending. If elected I would employ a 'Back to Basics' set of criteria so our Town adheres to living within its means.
Responsible elected officials should reduce spending in times of economic downturn and not burden residents and businesses
by raising costs. Employing better communication methods to inform residents of the issues is prime to keeping Malabar the
rural environment most of us moved here to enjoy. When I was last on Council I did my best to limit costs, streamline operations,
and maintain, improve, and pave roads. My wife and I enjoy sailing on the Indian River Lagoon and bicycle riding around Town
we realize the fragile nature of this rural lifestyle Malabar currently offers and hopefully will continue to protect. I believe
that low-density rural residential homes and clean quiet businesses are where our unique future should lie. This years vote
is critical and I invite your thoughts and inquiries on the issues important to you.
Progress, in my opinion, is how not to change while keeping Malabar the quiet, rural, and independent
place I wanted to move to and have now resided in for over 30 years. In this election there are distinct choices to be made.
There are large differences in creed, opinion, and style that a review of history and Town records would exhibit. I will continue
to work with and for a better Malabar in the future regardless of the election results. I have proven this with past performance
while my opponent in my view has not. Although I appreciate the people that give up their time and energy for our Town there
comes a time to rattle the cages and clean out the cobwebs. This election presents just such an opportunity.
Issues I continue to address.
Watchdog upcoming changes to future comprehensive
land use planning.
Maintaining the independent rural character and lifestyle of Malabar.
Maintaining Town sovereignty.
Oppose outside non-funded mandates.
Maintain effective fire, rescue, and safety standards.
Continued roads and drainage
enhancement and maintenance.
Getting Back to Basics while living within our means.
I believe that you should not vote for an individual based on litmus test issues. Rather on the broad moral spectrum
and breath of experience and knowledge brought to the table of the person you are voting for. Whether you feel the candidate
would invest himself or herself as you would if you were willing to spend your valuable time and effort toward making our
Town the best it can be is one yardstick to use when voting in any election.
This message approved
by Don Krieger