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The 2022 municipal election for Cape Coral City Council features four races — the seats for mayor and Districts 1, 4 and 6. While candidates must live in the district they seek to represent, Cape Coral City Council races are non-partisan, citywide races, meaning every registered Cape voter, no matter their party affiliation or city address, may cast a ballot in every race. With the Primary Election now over, here are the candidates on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot.
(Information provided by the candidates.)
• Tom Shadrach
Education/degrees: John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University Master of Finance, Southeast Missouri State University Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Majors in Marketing & Finance
Occupation and place of employment: Retired from The Boeing Co., St. Louis, MO in 2017 after 37 years. Current owner of Rachman Industries based in Cape Coral. Dock Master at Freedom Boat Club, Cape Harbour, Cape Coral
Years of residency: Four years
Business experience applicable to the office you are seeking: I led teams up to 500 employees, handling government contracts up to $1.5 billion. Cape Coral’s budget is around $1 billion. Among my projects was the F-15 Eagle aircraft contract with US government, where I helped secure a deal with the US Air Force. Responsible for the P-8 Poseidon program, it included airmen from the USA, India, UK, Australia, and Finland. We used simulators to train pilots and equip aircrew to identify and destroy enemy submarines. I traveled to the United Kingdom 13 times in one year to bring air traffic control simulation and training to military during the war in Afghanistan. Skilled in Program Management, Procurement, Contracts & Pricing and Negotiations. I currently serve on the Cape Coral Citizen Budget Review Committee which fueled my decision to run for Mayor.
Political Experience/offices held: None, first-time candidate
Civic/Community involvement: 25-year member of the Knights of Columbus; Member of BUPAC, Eagles, Coral Oaks Men’s Golf
Family: Married for 11 years to my second wife Michele and have a blended family, including two daughters, a son, a step-daughter, two step-sons and seven grandchildren, all under the age of 9.
Military Experience: None/37 years as a Defense Military Contractor