Business Voice Endorses Mutz, McCarley, Musick in City Elections


Business Voice, the political arm of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, announced today it is supporting the three incumbents in this fall’s city of Lakeland elections over their challengers. After interviewing candidates on Wednesday, the organization’s members voted to endorse:

  • Mayor Bill Mutz over Saga Stevin
  • Commissioner Sara Roberts McCarley over Allyson Lewis
  • Commissioner Mike Musick over Shandale Terrell

In its announcement, Business Voice described itself as “an endorsement board for those individuals who personify the objectives of the business community.” The organization is made up of around 20 Chamber members who pay an extra $150 or more above their Chamber dues to belong to the political arm.

Stevin announced at the Chamber of Commerce Political Hob Nob on Wednesday evening that she has received the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police.

The nonpartisan elections take place on Nov. 2. In addition…

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