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Here you'll find writings by and about Holly Davis, Republican candidate for Citrus County Commissioner District 5.

First-Term Accomplishments

1. Launched a Citizen-Led Planned Future Citrus County’s first-ever official Strategic Plan began in mid-2021, and launched January 2023. Five words encapsulate this historic effort: “Where nature and community thrive.” Two open town halls and a workshop with 40 county leaders (no politicians or staff) crafted this collaboration. The FSU facilitators remarked that in all their […]

We Did It! (and Swearing-In Info)

The “we” above is intentional. I truly couldn’t have done this without you. It’s been just about three weeks since the election, and it’s been a whirlwind of financial requirements, sign removal, personal thank you notes (and public thank you letter), meetings with various county leaders and management to start the proverbial “drinking from a firehose” […]

Jim Fowler: Davis understands long-term planning

Letter to the Editor, as published in the Citrus County Chronicle August 5, 2020: As a Citrus County Commissioner from 1994-2006, I am often asked my opinion on local, state and national issues, including my opinion on the upcoming elections. I have had the best of interest of this county in my heart for many […]

Davis: How to make headway on the future of Citrus County

Guest column by Holly Davis, as published in the Citrus County Chronicle July 30, 2020: If you’ve ever wondered why Citrus County doesn’t make real headway on the issues we face and fully leverage the opportunities that come our way, you’re not alone. I’ve spent my entire 30-year career in business, with strategic planning making […]

County commission candidates get center stage at chamber luncheon

By reporter Michael Bates, as published in the Citrus County Chronicle July 13, 2020: All eight Republican candidates for county commissioner said they would oppose a mandatory face mask ordinance if they were on the board right now. The timely question was one of several asked of candidates at a Friday, July 10, 2020, forum. […]

Candidates reveal personal finances in disclosure forms

By reporter Mike Wright, as published in the Citrus County Chronicle June 21, 2020: Five millionaires — at least on paper — are among the candidates on this year’s ballot, including an incumbent state legislator and a former commissioner who both reported net worth in eight figures. Candidates who qualify for the ballot complete financial […]

Commission District 5 candidates lay out positions

By reporter Mike Wright, as published in the Citrus County Chronicle June 18, 2020: Candidates for county commission District 5 met Wednesday, June 17, with the Chronicle Editorial Board. Both candidates are Republican so this Aug. 18 primary contest is open to all voters. The primary winner is elected. Here are the highlights — by staff […]

Kinnard, three others re-elected without opponents

By reporter Mike Wright, as published in the Citrus County Chronicle June 12, 2020: The 2020 ballot is set and Jeff Kinnard can breathe easy. Kinnard became the first incumbent county commissioner in 16 years to be re-elected automatically without opposition, joining three other Citrus County elected officials who won’t have to sweat a campaign. […]

Candidates secure their spots on the ballot

By reporter Mike Wright, as published in the Citrus County Chronicle June 8, 2020: Twenty-eight candidates assured their spot on the ballot Monday by officially qualifying. Qualifying ends at noon Friday for county and state legislative offices. Qualifying for federal and judicial offices occurred in April. Candidates without opposition are automatically elected to office. Here […]

Candidates say economy needs help from commission

By reporter Mike Wright, as published in the Citrus County Chronicle May 13, 2020: Some say the county commission’s COVID-19 response is spot on. Others aren’t so sure. The Chronicle asked campaign challengers for Citrus County Commission Districts 3 and 5 their opinions on the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic locally, and what, if anything, the […]

Citrus Hills Woman Takes Aim at County Commission

By reporter Mike Wright, as published in the Citrus County Chronicle January 10, 2020: Holly Leigh Davis’s life has been a whirlwind of adventure. Davis grew up in Citrus County, graduated from Crystal River High School, got her degree at the University of Texas in Austin, lived in numerous states and is currently the owner […]