Mike Moore lands endorsement from Chris Nocco - Florida Politics

Mike Moore lands endorsement from Chris Nocco

Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore’s re-election bid got Sheriff Chris Nocco’s stamp of approval Friday, his campaign announced.

“Mike Moore’s support for public safety has made us a safer county and we are better prepared to protect our citizens during natural disasters,” Nocco said. “His leadership is helping to transform Pasco County to be business friendly, developing an environment to create more jobs and opportunities. Mike Moore has a strong reputation for getting the job done and he has my strong support and endorsement.”

Moore, a Wesley Chapel Republican, has held the District 2 seat on the commission since 2014, and is the current chairman.

In addition to serving on the county commission the small-business owner serves on numerous state boards, including the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority. He has also previously held board seats on the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council and Florida Department of Elder Affairs Advisory Council.

“I am honored and humbled to receive Sheriff Nocco’s endorsement,” Moore said. “Sheriff Nocco and his team work tirelessly every day serving and protecting the residents of Pasco County. I am grateful for his dedication and commitment to our community and appreciate his endorsement and support.”

He faces Democrat Kelly Smith in his re-election campaign.

Since filing for re-election in April, his campaign has raised More than $155,000. Smith had raised about $1,500 as of her most recent campaign finance report.

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