Dombrowski announces candidacy for Gulfport's Ward 5 - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Dombrowski announces candidacy for Gulfport's Ward 5

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A Gulfport businessman and former three term councilman wants to get back into politics. Ricky Dombrowski announced his candidacy for the city council representing Gulfport's Ward 5. The life-long Gulfport resident said he is "committed to progress and fiscal responsibility."

When he left office nearly four years ago, the city had $11 million in its coffers. During his tenure on the City Council, he served as Mayor Pro Tempore from 1998 to 2001. He was instrumental in the widening of Cowan-Lorraine Road, establishing the Beautification Crews, using 4 inmates to one paid city employee, getting laptop computers in police cars, and a state-of-the-art communications system for the police and fire departments.

"Gulfport is at a point in its history that we cannot afford to become stagnant" he said. "In these tough economic times, it is more important now than ever for us to make some serious progress. We need new businesses to move to Gulfport. That will provided new jobs, a greater tax base, and attract shoppers to our area."

Dombrowski, 49, owns and operates Skeeter's on Tegarden Road in Gulfport. He has owned numerous other businesses in Gulfport over the years including Wet Willy's Waterslide, 3-D Glass Company, Inc. and Ricky Dombrowski's Affordable Glass Company.

He is currently a member of the Gulf Coast Business Council's Master's Program and was a member of the Board of Directors of Gulfport Youth Sports for the last 15 years and served as President, 2000-2007.

"It's a fact," Dombrowski added, "Gulfport cannot afford to waste another day, let alone another four years to make progress. I am totally committed to progress. We need to stop wasting money and time planning and act on the plans we have. That will benefit all the citizens of Gulfport."

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Biloxi physician fights for right to have light for his sign

    Biloxi physician fights for right to have light for his sign

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:19:41 GMT
    Dr. Azad Kabir wants to replace this sign with an illuminated LED Reader Board sign. He's appealing the rejection of the Architectural and Historical Review Commission decision to the Biloxi City Council. (Photo Source: WLOX)Dr. Azad Kabir wants to replace this sign with an illuminated LED Reader Board sign. He's appealing the rejection of the Architectural and Historical Review Commission decision to the Biloxi City Council. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Dr. Azad Kabir wants to replace this sign with an illuminated LED Reader Board sign. He's appealing the rejection of the Architectural and Historical Review Commission decision to the Biloxi City Council.Dr. Azad Kabir wants to replace this sign with an illuminated LED Reader Board sign. He's appealing the rejection of the Architectural and Historical Review Commission decision to the Biloxi City Council.

    Dr. Azad Kabir is ready to fight for his right to promote his business with an illuminated LED sign within Biloxi's historic district. 

    More >>

    Dr. Azad Kabir is ready to fight for his right to promote his business with an illuminated LED sign within Biloxi's historic district. 

    More >>
  • Miley struggles as Shuckers fall to Biscuits 13-3

    Miley struggles as Shuckers fall to Biscuits 13-3

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:17 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:17:17 GMT
    Shuckers pitcher Wade Miley takes the mound at MGM Park (WLOX Sports)Shuckers pitcher Wade Miley takes the mound at MGM Park (WLOX Sports)
    Shuckers pitcher Wade Miley takes the mound at MGM Park (WLOX Sports)Shuckers pitcher Wade Miley takes the mound at MGM Park (WLOX Sports)

    On a windy day at the ballpark, the Montgomery Biscuits (6-11) smacked four home runs, three against LHP Wade Miley (L, 0-1), as they defeated the Biloxi Shuckers (10-7) 13-3 on Sunday afternoon.

    More >>

    On a windy day at the ballpark, the Montgomery Biscuits (6-11) smacked four home runs, three against LHP Wade Miley (L, 0-1), as they defeated the Biloxi Shuckers (10-7) 13-3 on Sunday afternoon.

    More >>
  • Man held at gunpoint in viral video arrested on DUI, drug charges

    Man held at gunpoint in viral video arrested on DUI, drug charges

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:08:06 GMT
    David Achenbach, 30, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, and disorderly conduct. (Photo Source: Jackson County Adult Detention Center)David Achenbach, 30, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, and disorderly conduct. (Photo Source: Jackson County Adult Detention Center)
    David Achenbach, 30, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, and disorderly conduct. (Photo Source: Jackson County Adult Detention Center)David Achenbach, 30, was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana, reckless driving, and disorderly conduct. (Photo Source: Jackson County Adult Detention Center)
    The man featured in a viral video involving law enforcement in Jackson County is now in police custody on multiple charges.  In the viral clip, a man can be seen standing with his hands up, faced by numerous law enforcement vehicles and officers with their guns drawn. The video has gained more than 30,000 views on Facebook.  He has been identified by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department as 30-year-old David Achenbach, who was arrested and c...More >>
    The man featured in a viral video involving law enforcement in Jackson County is now in police custody on multiple charges.  In the viral clip, a man can be seen standing with his hands up, faced by numerous law enforcement vehicles and officers with their guns drawn. The video has gained more than 30,000 views on Facebook.  He has been identified by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department as 30-year-old David Achenbach, who was arrested and c...More >>
Powered by Frankly