Bill McClure’s Accomplishments in office:
Nov 2012 – Elected to represent the people of St. John’s County.
Dec 2012 – Directly involved in negotiations with Advanced Disposal to move their corporate headquarters to St. John’s County, totaling 800 high wage jobs.
Mar 2013 – Directly involved in healthcare outcomes that names St. John’s County as the #1 healthiest county in Florida.
April 2013 – Graduate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hurricane Preparedness.
May 2013 – Successfully created an economic incentive ordinance to create economic enterprise zones, which have minimal school impact with maximum tax revenue to St. John’s County Taxpayers.
June 2013 – Graduate of St. John’s County Sheriff’s Office Civilian Law Enforcement Academy.
July 2013 – Appointed Co-Chairman of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Public Safety and Finance & Audit Committee’s.
October 2013 – Graduate of State of Florida’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) Foster Parent Program.
January 2014 – Presented the Florida Legislature with proposed bills for enhancement to homeownership building programs, and taxpayer reduced impact for: medicaid costs, juvenile detention costs, and utility relocation costs.
March 2014 – Passed Economic Incentive Ordinance which takes into consideration school capacity.
April 2014 – Became a State of Florida Guardian Ad Litem, a voice for the children within DCF.
June 2014 – Became a Certified County Commissioner from the Florida Association of Counties, a 42 hour program to become an expert on local government.
June 2014 – FAC Presidential appointee to the Federal Legislative Committee as Vice Chairman.
July 2014 – Became a member of the National Association of Counties Healthcare Committee.
August 2014 – Became a member of National Association of Counties Transportation Committee.
June 2015 – Awarded Presidential Advocacy Award, from the Florida Association of Counties, for going above and beyond during the 2015 Legislative Session.
July 2015 – Successfully lowered property tax rates, while adding funding for St. John’s County Roads, and getting unemployment rates to under 4%.
August 2015 – Successfully defeated the administrative push for the county to levy a 1 cent sales tax to be used for roads, and other county capital projects, leaving the school system out in the cold.
August 2015 – Successfully recommended that the St. John’s County school system should try to pass a 1/2 cent sales tax to be used to build new schools, rather than leasing portables that cost taxpayer money. Again, the Schools are #1 rated in the State.
September 2015 – Passed a smart budget, eliminating two major cost items regarding Florida DEP, and the county golf course which competes with private enterprise.
October 2015 – Successful adoption of a child to a foster family while representing him in the Guardian Ad Litem program.
December 2015- Appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees for Florida Association of Counties Trust (FACT), managing the Property Casualty, Workers Comp, and General Liability for all participating counties.
March 2016 – Successfully saved all counties in Florida over 11 million dollars annually through the passage of shared Juvenile Detention Costs! (Lobbied for 4 years to make this happen!)
November 2015 – May 2015 – Successfully defeated many proposed non-smart developments that put a strain on county resources.
April 2016 – Welcomed Eagle View Doors and Windows to our area, an employer looking to expand to several hundred jobs.
May 2016 – Successfully pushed for the refinancing of municipal bonds saving taxpayers over 27 million dollars in interest!
Civic / Community Involvement:
Scenic A1A National Highway and Byway Board Member, Chair of Spoonbills and Sprockets Bicycle Ride, Community highway trash pickups, and the famous 72 mile garage sale.
Betty Griffin House 5K Waiter
Junior Service League nominee for Hala Gala King, raised over $4,000.00 for Kids Bridge and St Augustine Lighthouse
St. John’s County “Dancing with the Stars” Champion raising over $6,000.00 for Kids Bridge & St. Augustine Community Center for Performing Arts
Rotary Club Member
Young Professionals Organization “Womanless Beauty Pageant” Champion raising over $13,000.00 for Bayview Healthcare
Supporter of St. Augustine Ballet, The Dance Company, St. Augustine High School Musical Theatre, and Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Member of the Harley Owners Group (HOG)
Member of the NRA