In this episode of The Smoking Truth, Eric dives into the latest political happenings before introducing a special guest, Jason Leslie, the aspiring Mayor of Ormond Beach. The show kicks off with a quick recap of Eric’s recent political ventures, setting the stage for a riveting conversation.
Jason Leslie takes center stage as he shares his background and profound love for the Ormond Beach area. The hosts are eager to explore Jason's journey into the world of politics, prompting the question: What was his "Ah ha" moment that fueled his desire to run for public office?
The discussion takes an informative turn as the hosts delve into the intricacies of state taxes, shedding light on who bears the financial burden. The topic then shifts to a critical issue: how to effectively control growth in Florida. Jason provides insights and perspectives on navigating this complex challenge.
With a dynamic exchange, the hosts and Jason explore his aspirations for the City of Ormond Beach. The episode's title, "It's a Different Kind of Animal...," reflects the unique challenges and opportunities the city faces.
Fueling the conversation, the hosts inquire about Jason's stance on the Fuel terminal for Ormond Beach, delving into the potential impact on the community and environment. Dana then poses a crucial question: What are the first three things Jason plans to tackle upon being elected mayor?
To round off the episode, the hosts and Jason discuss campaign contributions, shining a light on the individuals and entities that have supported Jason's mayoral journey. Tune in for an engaging and insightful conversation that captures the essence of Jason Leslie's vision for Ormond Beach.