Cathy is a Florida native and has been a St. Lucie County resident for over 30 years, and has established herself as a small business owner. Having owned and operated an assisted living facility for eleven years, and a bed and breakfast for 10 years. She understands the challenges that face the local small business community. Working full time as County Commissioner, District 5, her husband James "Bud" King runs the day to day operations of their currently owned Flat Land Mowing company.
Cathy believes that public service is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal gains.
"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can."
~George Bernard Shaw
Make St. Lucie County More Small Business Friendly
_Helping job creators start up, relocate, or expand in St. Lucie County
_Acting as an advocate an concierge to businesses
_Marketing st. Lucie County
_Promote activities that improve the economy and create jobs at all levels
_Develop our workforce
I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to engage in meaningful work and to acquire assets that help their families support themselves and advance economically. Yet, St. Lucie County has one of the highest median property taxes in the US. This alone can lead to financial insecurity that not only destabilizes families, it erodes the vitality of our region.