Why I’m Running

As a lifelong Alachua County resident and as an environmental engineer, I am running to protect our water and environment, provide good planning for climate change and growth, and to maintain our current infrastructure.

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Current and Former Board Positions:

  • Utility Advisory Board Member for City of Gainesville (current member and former Chair)
  • Alachua County Code Enforcement Board (engineer)
  • Alachua County Environmental Advisory Board (former Chair)
  • United Way of North Central Florida (board member)
  • Florida Defenders of the Environment (executive board member)
  • United States Green Building Council, Heart of Florida Chapter (President, LEED for Homes Chair)
  • Cultural Arts Coalition (board member)
  • NAACP Environmental Justice Committee Member
  • Sequential Artists Workshop (board member)

Through my work, experience, and education I have become an expert in sustainability, utility, housing, environmental and energy issues and I have been honored to serve on many local and state boards.


I am pleased to announce that I will be running a carbon-neutral campaign. Please consider this when making donations.

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Writing thank you notes and I believe I’ve addressed one to almost every town in Alachua County - my supporters aren’t just in Gainesville. I’d like to thank the rural voters. I know your towns and I’m working to understand your current issues. I promise not to forget about you (or your roads). ...

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“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

— Mitch McConnell, March 2016.
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Thank you North Central Florida Central Labor Council for your support in the November 3 general election. ...

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And again, blaming local leadership that are working to mitigate the effects of Republican policies out of Tallahassee and Washington.

Too bad she didn’t take the opportunity to share an actual plan. I’m guessing that’s because she doesn’t have one. Much easier to just attack and blame.

I’d be honored to have the endorsement of Women for Wise Growth. I welcome endorsements from organizations and people whose goals and values align with mine.My letter to the President of Alachua County Women for Wise Growth, who is also Commissioner Hutch Hutchinson’s wife.
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Helping out @FacultyFlorida at the Alachua County @laborcoalition today. Our Santa Fe College Adjuncts need help and representation! If you are an adjunct, please support your colleagues and get your ballot in the mail! #UnionsForAll

It’s sad to see the county has decided to decrease Grace’s funding. Grace has served as a lifeline & safety net for our most vulnerable citizens. Enough is enough. It’s time to do the right thing. The county should live up to its agreement & fully fund their share of Grace.

Andrew Caplan@AACaplan

City commissioners are asking county officials not to reduce funding for the local homeless shelter. https://www.gainesville.com/news/20190905/city-asks-county-to-equally-fund-grace-marketplace

I'm a 6th generation Floridian, born and raised in Alachua County, and environmental engineer running a #CarbonNeutral campaign for Alachua County Commission, District 1! 🏳️‍🌈 Please support my campaign below!

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mary-alford-for-alachua-county-commission-district-one-1

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