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Pasco Commissioner Mike Wells snags Danny Burgess endorsement

Mike Wells announced Tuesday that Republican Rep. Danny Burgess has endorsed him for re-election to the Pasco County Commission.

“I am pleased to offer my endorsement for Mike Wells as he seeks to continue serving on the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners. Mike is a dedicated community servant, who spends not only his professional time advocating for the betterment of Pasco County, but also his personal time volunteering with numerous community organizations,” Burgess said.

“He brings experience and is passionate about serving Pasco County’s residents and I am proud to stand with him [in] this election. Mike Wells has my support and my vote on Election Day and I hope he can count on your support too.”

Wells, a longtime Pasco resident, was elected to the commission in 2014 and currently serves as its vice chairman and is the commission’s representative on a number of area boards, including the Area Agency on Aging, the Department of Juvenile Justice Circuit Advisory Board and the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties.

In addition to the elected office, Wells is a member of several area realtor groups, the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce and sits on the board of the YMCA of the Suncoast.

“I am grateful to have the support and endorsement of State Representative Danny Burgess. Danny has served as Mayor of Zephyrhills and now represents Pasco County residents as State Representative in our state capitol,” Wells said. “Even more important to me, Danny continues to serve in our nation’s armed forces, protecting and preserving our freedom. I am thankful for State Representative Burgess’ service to our nation and to Pasco County and am humbled to have his endorsement and support this election.”

Wells and fellow Republican Commissioner Mike Moore are up for re-election next year.

Wells has earned endorsements for his re-election bid from several Pasco Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, Sheriff Chris Nocco, and former House Speaker Will Weatherford. He holds the District 4 seat on the commission and is currently running against Democrat Brandi Geoit.


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Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.

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