Deltona man cited for displaying Toys For Tots sign will run for mayor

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DELTONA, Fla. - A battle over a Toys For Tots sign has now prompted a man to fight for the mayor's seat in the city of Deltona.

Jody Storozuk and his fiancée were given a $60 code enforcement citation for having the sign for the charitable organization that collects toys for needy children posted outside their dog grooming business.

It was a controversial issue that's still is not settled, said Storozuk, who has a court hearing next week.

But what the citation did was encourage Storozuk to take a closer look at what's really going on in his city.

The 42-year-old who also works as a railroad inspector has just filed paperwork to run for mayor.

"The more I pay attention, the more I read, the more I look, the more meetings I attend, the more I notice drastic change is needed," he said.

Storozuk said the fact that he kept the Toys For Tots sign up during the holidays and continued to collect toys shows he's willing to fight for what he thinks is right.

And even though he admits he doesn't have much experience in politics, Storozuk said he thinks he can do what's right for the city.

"I'm not a quitter," he said. "This all started over a Toys For Tots sign to help out needy children. I won't quit."