Weatherford, who represented eastern Pasco County from 2006 to 2014, became Speaker during his final two-year term in the Florida House. At that time, the 33-year-old was the youngest presiding officer for any state legislative body in America.
Weatherford, with two of his brothers, now runs Weatherford Partners, a Tampa-based venture capital and consulting firm.
“Mike Wells has been an exceptional advocate for the people of Pasco County as a member of our Board of County Commissioners,” Weatherford said Tuesday. “He has distinguished himself as a leader and has recently been elected Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. Mike works tirelessly and is a proven champion for our community. This election, Mike Wells has my full support and endorsement. I hope he can count on your strong support as well.”
Wells, a native Floridian and 39-year Pasco resident, is a member of the National Association of Realtors, West Pasco Board of Realtors, Florida Realtors, and the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce. He has been appointed as the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners representative for the Area Agency on Aging, the Department of Juvenile Justice Circuit Advisory Board, the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, the Engineering and Architectural Selection Committee, the Pasco Economic Development Council, the Pasco County Fair Authority and the Value Adjustment Board.
Wells, son of former county commissioner and the current property appraiser Mike Wells Sr., is a 2006 alum of Leadership Pasco and had worked as a regional manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car.