Staff Report

Stacy White is a fifth generation native of east Hillsborough County and lives in Valrico with his wife of 18 years, Barbie, and their three children ages 14, 12 and 9. Stacy attended the University of Florida where he earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, and has served east Hillsborough County as a pharmacist since returning home from college in 1997.

White was elected to serve the community on the School Board in 2010 and is finishing a four year term. White is running for the District 4 County Commissioner seat because he wants to be sure that a conservative, qualified servant is elected to the position. He points out that he is the only candidate in the race that has ever been elected to office and wants to take his experience to the County Commission to serve his community efficiently and effectively.

“The School Board and County Commission function very similarly,” White said. “Both are seven member elected boards that are in control of a local government entity. Both set policy for and oversee that government entity and both are in charge of an administrator that is in charge of the day-to-day functions.”

White said that the experience he has gained in working with constituents, fellow board members, and senior staff members is invaluable as he seeks to become the next County Commissioner. White says that it goes far beyond his experience.

“There are also the issues,” he said. “While serving on the School Board, I’ve established a reputation of standing with the people. District 4 needs a strong voice on the County Commission or we get overlooked. I look at issues like the Bloomingdale Big Box issue and see the importance of having a Commissioner that will be a strong voice for our community.”

White said that he also wants to focus on important issues like traffic gridlock, roads, solid waste, natural resources and storm water management.

“There are often no easy answers on these issues, but I’ll work with the community and use common sense in my approach.”

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