Robison announces candidacy for Seymour mayor


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Seymour native and Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Director Dan Robison recently announced his candidacy for the office of mayor for the city of Seymour in the 2023 Republican primary election.

In a Facebook post about his candidacy, Robison said, “Seymour is a growing city, and there are a lot of positive things going on here, but we need a strong, strategic leader in city hall who can build partnerships and help us plot a clear path forward.”

Robison said he previously spent 18 years in Florida, where he was a store manager for a Walmart store in the Tampa Bay market and actively involved in leadership of his local chamber of commerce in Dunedin.

He said he believes these experiences have helped prepare him to be an effective mayor for the city.

“One of the primary roles of a mayor is to serve as the manager of the city,” Robison said. “I believe that my experience of managing a multi-million-dollar retail operation and leading hundreds of employees will translate nicely into municipal leadership.”

Robison also cited his experience working with chambers of commerce as a tool in his mayoral toolbox.

“My experience with chambers, as a board member, chairman of the board and now director, has taught me over and over the power of partnerships in a community,” Robison said. “One of my strengths as mayor will be to leverage partnerships internally and externally to benefit the citizens of Seymour.”

He said he will prioritize the quality of life for all citizens with an emphasis on those struggling with addiction and members of Seymour’s growing Latino community, accelerating the level of service provided by city departments, improved community safety, expanded economic development and mapping out a strategy for future growth.

Robison lives in Seymour with his wife, Tassenda, and stepson, Nolan. He has two adult sons, Chandler and Owen, and a daughter-in-law, Bethany, who live in Florida.

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