Candidate preview: 5 candidates running for 3 Naples City Council seats

Published: January 25, 2022 5:08 PM EST
Updated: January 25, 2022 6:55 PM EST

Early voting the City of Naples election starts Wednesday.
 Naples voters can cast their early ballots for the February 1 election this week.

Three city council seats are up for grabs 
and the five candidates are:

*Click the name of each candidate for more.

Beth Petunoff:

“My heart is in the right place. This is the place that we want to live. This is our forever town and I am woven into the fabric of this of this town. And I will use my business skills to really make it run better.”

Petrunoff said, among her priorities are affordable housing and environmental issues.

John Dugan:

“Everyone in the city of Naples from one end to the other agrees on the vision, they agree that they don’t want growth… what they don’t understand is why the existing city council is making decisions that caused them frustration.”

With skills as a management consultant, Dugan said he can bring organization to the city and protect the Naples lifestyle.

Incumbent Raymond Christman:

“What this election is about, just as the last several elections about is not about the candidates, not about me, but about the residents…. and what’s important is to get candidates get elected who are going to work to make sure that resident priorities are listened to addressed and implemented.”

Christman said he’s already working on what the people of Naples want. That includes protecting the environment and responsibly managing the growth and development of it.

Terry Hutchison, current vice mayor and candidate:

“We need to retain the charm and character. This will require people, representatives, elected representatives, defending our codes, it’s our building codes that the fabric, the infrastructure of our community, that helps make Naples what it is today.” 

vice mayor Terry Hutchison said he’s proud of his accomplishments so far.

Next on his list is to recruit and compensate first responders and work to responsibly oversee the growth and development of the city.

Ian Rudnick

He did not have time to do an interview over the last couple of days.

However, he said his daughter was his motivation to run. 
He wants a better, safer future for the people of Naples and hopes to protect the small-town character through controlled growth.