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I’m asking for your support for this upcoming election on August 26th for Mayor of Key West. Over the last five years we have had many successes in Key West; we have improved our economy, lowered our crime five years in a row, made our city cleaner, raised our property values and improved our quality of life.

With good leadership, planning and the support of the community we have 40 million dollars’ worth of capital projects to start this year that are fully funded. They are a New City Hall, New Fire Station, New Bus Maintenance facility, New Sextons House and phase one of the Truman Waterfront Park. It is very important that we have stability, business experience and vision at the Mayors position. We must have consistent leadership to insure these projects are started on time, stay within budget and finished on time.

Our economy is tourism and it’s diversified. People visit Key West for many reasons like our History, our beautiful natural waters and everything related to them, our beautiful Historic buildings, the Arts and Culture and our laid back atmosphere. These are the same reasons that brought us all here and keep us here. Our winter residents and military are also major components of our economy and help make this the special place we all love.

As a forth generation conch I have seen many changes to our island. So with my over 20 years of business ownership, membership in many organizations throughout the community I bring the experience that will help us continue to improve our economy and protect our quality of life while not making mistakes of the past.

As your mayor I will continue to listen to your concerns, make informed decisions, protect our quality of life and continue with my common sense approach to Leadership.

So I ask for your Vote and your Support. Let’s Keep Working Together to Keep Key West Moving Forward!!


  • HONESTY and INTEGRITY
  • Keep Key West clean and green
  • Business approach with fiscal responsibility
  • Live within our means
  • Preserve our quality of life
  • Treat citizens respectfully

Craig CATES for Mayor

  • Raised 3 daughters in Key West
  • Local business owner for 24 years
  • Member of the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Committee, Military Affairs Committee, Key West Association of Realtor, Sunrise Rotary, Elks Club, Moose Club, Southernmost Car Club

Please VOTE! Tuesday, August 26th.

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