Graham Morris announces run for District 1 Cape Coral City Council seat

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Cape Coral resident Graham Morris has announced his candidacy for the District One City Council seat in the upcoming election.

Morris joins James Foraker as the two official candidates for the district one seat as of today. Current District One City Council Member Jim Burch has yet to announce if he will seek a second term in office. The deadline to file for the upcoming election is July 7.

No stranger to the local election process, Morris ran for city council in district one in 2013. Despite being unsuccessful, Morris remained active in the city as a volunteer, becoming a member of the Planning & Zoning Commission, Charter Review Commission, and an alternate on the Burnt Store Road Right of Way Committee. Morris also served as the president of the Cape Coral Civic Association from 2014-2017.

While he has remained active as a volunteer, Morris says the idea of making another run at becoming one of the city's elected leaders has never left his thoughts, "Over the past four years I have taken a lot of care in learning how the city works on both a large scale and small scale, as well as meeting the needs of citizens across the city. I enjoy the opportunity to find creative solutions to challenges facing the city both large and small. I feel I can continue to do that, and do it effectively as a city council member."

Utilizing the experience and knowledge he has attained over the past four years with his heavy involvement in city and community organizations, Morris is confident he can make a significant impact as council member, particularly when it comes to future land use and zoning, "We are at a pivotal point. As a city, we need to decide if we are going to be unique or a metro area like Fort Lauderdale or Miami," explained Morris. "I want to make sure we stay unique. The past four years serving on the P&Z and other committees have helped me to understand how we can make the future of Cape Coral continues to grow but, at the same time, remain unique."

As he begins to embark on his second city council campaign, Morris says he is looking forward to once again hitting the campaign trail, "I have always enjoyed meeting the diverse people that make up the community and getting my message out there. I hope that I can convey that message well enough to have the honor to be elected to serve the community and spend at least the next four years improving our homes and community as a whole."