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"I am honored to run for Manatee County Commissioner. Together, we can build a thriving, comprehensive community that is advantageous to everybody. My life experiences and dedication to hard work make me the ideal candidate to lead Manatee County to economic success emphasizing individual rights over special interests."
- Robert "Bob" McCann

The Issues My Solutions!

Protect our Natural Resources

We must protect Florida’s natural beauty and heritage including our wetlands and wildlife habitats. I'll fight to get back the 50-foot wetland buffer that the current Board took away!

Address Traffic Congestion

We must make investments in vital infrastructure and technology to maximize traffic flow and minimize stop-and-go traffic, before approving any further building and development that affects roadways. These investments will be paid for by fully-funded impact fees on new developments, state, federal, and public-private partnership funding. Potholes, lengthier commutes, health and safety issues, accidents, and increased insurance costs are all consequences of congested roads. In order to maintain and repair roads, control storm drainage, and lessen bottlenecks, I will push to create necessary infrastructure, such as bridges, roads, walkways, water and sewage systems, and traffic flow enhancers.

Promote Parks

Recreation is important for our multigenerational families, and we need to build the pickleball courts, finish the facilities at Premier Park (the aquatic center, the planned event lawn (pavilion), the basketball courts, skate parks, volleyball courts, playgrounds, and the dog parks, etc.). I will prioritize the completion of Premier Park to promote the well-being of residents and fight to upgrade aging parks in our community.

Be Accountable to Voters

As YOUR Commissioner, I will be accountable to our whole community and consider the future of Manatee County. Some developers are financing my opponent’s campaign and seek his rubber stamp with no debate and little concern for the implications to constituents. I will fight to restore dialogue by allowing call-ins, Facebook commentary, and by returning your emails.

Support our Veterans

Supporting veterans is crucial. They've sacrificed so much for our country, and it's important to ensure they receive the care, respect, and opportunities they deserve. I will prioritize building housing, rather than monuments to care for our Manatee veterans while advocating for better healthcare, job opportunities, and mental health support.
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“The power and authority of the government originates with the people."
- Dr. Robert "Bob" McCann

About Bob

Bob McCann at a young age
Dr. McCann is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and a Roman Catholic of Irish decent. He is the second of four sons born to Harry McCann Jr., a Steel Worker, and the late Catherine (Dwyer) McCann, a Homemaker. Dr. McCann attended Annunciata Catholic Grammar School, and graduated from George Washington High School in the Chicago Public School System. In 1975, Dr. McCann joined the United States Navy and served honorably in the Hospital Corps. Dr. McCann received an Honorable Discharge from the Navy in 1979 and attended college on an Illinois Veteran’s Scholarship and the G.I. Bill. Dr. McCann is married to Rosemarie McCann.
Bob McCann at a young age - back of picture
Mom's thoughts - 1959
Dr. Bob McCann's Home in Lakewood Ranch, FL
Dr. McCann has lived in Manatee County, District 5, for 18 years. Dr. McCann is a devoted public servant, Physician, Lawyer, Business Executive, Educator, and proud US Navy Veteran.

Dr. McCann is a parishioner of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church and a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He is also a member of the Republican National Lawyers Association and the Federalist Society.


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Manatee County, District 5

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When to Vote

August 20, 2024 Primary Election
  • Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, July 22, 2024
  • Early Voting (Mandatory) Period: August 10 to 17, 2024
  • Deadline to Request Mail-in Ballot: August 8, 2024
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November 5, 2024 General Election
  • Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, October 7, 2024
  • Early Voting (Mandatory) Period: October 26 to November 2, 2024
  • Deadline to Request Mail-in Ballot: October 24, 2024

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