In the end, Cindy Perkins proved she could win an office — for a price.
The Lutz chiropractor topped four other candidates in charity fundraising efforts over the Fourth of July weekend, to succeed Suzin Carr as the new Lutz Guv’na.
Perkins, who originally hails from a small town in Minnesota, told the Lutz News last month she enjoys the small-town feel that Lutz provides. The long-standing Guv’na event shows that while Lutz might be part of a growing, larger metropolitan area, it hasn’t forgot about its roots.
“It really appeals to me that the money that’s raised through the Guv’na campaign goes back to local schools or local nonprofits or the library,” Perkins said before the “election.”
Joining Perkins in seeking the Guv’na office were Liane Caruso of Limelight Marketing, Susan Gulash of Gulash Graphics, Lutz Volunteer Fire Association president Jay Muffly, and Soccer Gemz director Jerome Smalls.