Luis Marin Proven

Public servant

 

Born in Cuba. Became a cop. 

And, with your help, a commissioner.

I was born the son of a political prisoner battling the emerging Castro regime, and was brought by my family fleeing oppressive communism in search of a better life in America. I don’t think of myself as a Cuban-American, however, I am a proud American. At 20 years old, I was sworn into the Miami-Dade Police Department, a job I would faithfully serve for the next 34 years until I retired.

I bought property in Pine Ridge in the 1990s knowing that Miami was not where my heart was, and that one day, I would move my family to Citrus County. After a long career serving in many positions from motor patrol on the bike to critical airport defense following 9/11, the opportunity finally arrived in 2017 for me to move with my wife and we built our house on that same piece of property from the ‘90s where we still live today.

I'm running on the platform of governing as a proven public servant. There's a difference between someone who has worked for themselves and someone who has worked for the public their whole life. The mentality of putting others first doesn't happen when elected, it has to be practiced like I have done my entire career.

PLATFORM

Public Safety

Why It Matters

22.49% of  general fund expenditures classified as public safety related

Marin Plan

Use 34 year career in public safety to expertly advise on law enforcement, fire, EMS, and jail.

Infrastructure

Why It Matters

Even funded at $3 million, our road repaving isn't adequately  addressed

Marin Plan

Reevaluate the formula used to calculate street need. Reprioritize major projects to move roads up. 

Liaisons

Why It Matters

Areas of need overlooked now leading to decisions made on uninformed opinions.

Marin Plan

We have liaisons for tourism and economic development but expand this program. 

Career Culture

Why It Matters

Current commission seen as business unfriendly leading to low wage job climate.

Marin Plan

Work with administrator and economic developer to bring in career opportunities.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

 
 

Snapshots of Community Service

Handshake

Over 100 commendations during 34-year career with Miami-Dade Police Department

VFW Cooking

Active volunteer with VFW Post 4864 in Citrus Springs

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Citrus County Veterans' Coalition volunteer, 2019 Walk Across Citrus

Shelter

Luis and his wife Alma support our animal rights community

Beard Shaving

Over $2,500 raised for Blessings through beard shaving event.

Blessings Sponsor

Citrus County Blessings Ball 2019 Sponsor

Hurricane Relief

New Church Without Walls, International Volunteer

Church Cookout

Active member of First Lutheran Church in Inverness

Reading

Multi-time participant in Altrusa International's Read-In Days reading to local elementary schools.

Salvation Army

Twice-per-week volunteer at the Salvation Army in Lecanto

Luis Shaved His Beard to Raise Thousands of Dollars for a Local Charity

 

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