"This is an elected position that requires certain qualifications and experience and I have the proven track record."
With my experience and leadership I can effectively contribute positive results on day one as your County Commissioner, District 1. As the next County Commissioner, I pledge to work with the rest of the Commission to put the priorities of Monroe County first. Moreover, I will give the voters a voice in the community. I will continue my professional management and leadership style of an open-door policy to continue to assist and serve the people of Monroe County.
With nearly 3 decades of experience and service to all of Monroe County, I know what it takes to find solutions, and get things done. My commitment and continued
dedication of service to Monroe County reinforces the confidence of voters to know that I am
the right choice.
Throughout my 19 years as Tax Collector, I have developed a deep understanding for the needs of the community and have been dedicated to many organizations. I have served on the Board of Directors for the Tax Collector’s Association of Florida. I also had the privilege of representing Monroe County as the Chair for the State of Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC). I presently serve as the Education Chair and on the Executive Committee for the Tax Collector’s Association of Florida.
Leadership and PosItions held:
The Tax Collector’s Office collects 300 million dollars annually. During my time as Tax Collector, over the past 19 years, I have had 19 excellent audits. The Auditors did not provide one recommendation, nor did they find one single finding throughout my 19 years of service. I have returned over 79 million tax payer dollars back to the taxing authorities of Monroe County of unused fees in the past 19 years as Tax Collector. In 2015, the Board of County Commissioners asked me to take over auditing and enforcement of vacation rentals. Since that time, I have recovered $800,000.00 in uncollected revenue for vacation rentals that were not compliant with Monroe County. These achievements I am deeply proud of, and this is a true testament that I put the needs and best interest of Monroe County first.