"We are fortunate to have Stacy’s leadership in Parkland. I am grateful for all Stacy has done for our community, and I look forward to working with her as Parkland’s next Mayor."
PARKLAND, Fla. (PRWEB) July 21, 2020
Congressman Ted Deutch today announced his official endorsement of Parkland City Commissioner Stacy Kagan in her run for Mayor, noting his long history of working with Kagan and his respect for her proven leadership ability.
“It is my honor to endorse Stacy Kagan for Parkland Mayor,” Deutch said. “We are fortunate to have Stacy’s leadership in Parkland. I am grateful for all Stacy has done for our community, and I look forward to working with her as Parkland’s next Mayor.”
Kagan has served as a City Commissioner for the past seven years. Her tenure on the City Commission included two as Vice Mayor during and in the aftermath of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Said Deutch: “For years I knew Stacy as a successful business owner, a volunteer, and a dedicated public servant. However, it wasn’t until February 14, 2018, that I truly realized Stacy’s strength and unwavering commitment to our community. From the first, dark moments after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Stacy was accessible for everyone affected, and she has been selfless, dependable, compassionate, and a fierce advocate for the safety of our students every day since.”
Kagan plans to immediately direct her efforts at prioritizing safety and protecting public health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as optimizing the city budget, and ensuring that the proper preparations are in place ahead of the active 2020 hurricane season.
She will dedicate herself and her time in office to protecting the small-town community feeling of Parkland and maintaining the exceptional quality of life and first-class city services that have attracted her family, families with young children, and so many other people of all ages to make Parkland their home.
“I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of someone as highly respected as Congressman Deutch, who has done an incredible job representing our district in Congress,” said Kagan. “As Mayor of Parkland, I look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship, so that together we continue to improve every aspect of our community in an effective and meaningful way.”
A successful small business owner and devoted public servant, Kagan has been a fixture in the Parkland community for many years, spearheading many charitable initiatives and volunteering with a range of organizations. Helping children succeed has been her passion. She has been involved with the drama program at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, raised money for Parkland sports teams, and mentored kids through the DECA program, teaching financial and business literacy to young adults.
Kagan’s resilient character is what enabled her to lead Parkland as a City Commissioner during times of crisis, including the unspeakable tragedy that struck Parkland’s tight-knit community in 2018, and the most recent challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. During both times of challenge, Kagan worked tirelessly, communicating with the residents and first responders and taking far-reaching measures to keep Parkland safe.
Kagan said: “My family and I have called Parkland home for over 16 years, and I have never seen a community more resilient and united in helping and caring about each other. It is an absolute honor to offer my candidacy as Mayor, and I look forward to dedicating 100 percent of my time and efforts to ensuring that this amazing city continues to thrive for years to come.”
Individuals interested in endorsing Stacy Kagan’s candidacy or volunteering for her campaign are welcome to reach out to her directly through Facebook or via her website at http://www.stacykaganforparkland.com.