Fort Myers mayoral candidates confident in their election bids

Published: October 19, 2020 5:07 PM EDT
Updated: October 19, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

It’s a few weeks away from election day, and he race is on for mayor of Fort Myers. We checked in with both candidates, and both are confident they are going to win. But they’re not taking anything for granted. They are out in the community, talking to people and telling them why they should be the next mayor of Fort Myers

Mayoral candidate Jacquelyn McMiller is determined to get out the vote in Fort Myers and make sure every vote counts.

“This will cure any issues with regard to your mail-in ballot,” McMiller said.

McMiller and her team are door knocking and explaining, if you make a mistake, the supervisor of elections has time to correct them.

“So if you forgot to sign in or your signature did not match for any reason, this is a way to address it,” McMiller said.

McMiller told us her strategy for victory is simple.

“No tricks,” McMiller said. “Just being the honest truth and bringing it to the people.”

Mayoral candidate Kevin Anderson, current Fort Myers councilman, feels good about his chances.

“I think that’s what people want in a leader is confidence,” Anderson said. “They want to know that the person is in control. They know what they’re doing. They’re committed.”

Anderson is door knocking and sending mailers as he awaits Nov. 3.

“If I win, what happens? I’m sure it’s going to be an evening full of excitement,” Anderson said. “Hopefully, I’ll be able to get some sleep because, the very next day, I’ll want to start getting into the transitional mode.”

Anderson is a man of the process if the election does not result in his favor.

“First thing is I will very graciously call my opponent, congratulate her, wish her the best,” Anderson said. “I’ve always maintained that, the day after election, the sun is going to come up.”