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Pasco County Mosquito Control Seat 1

The Mosquito Control Commission is responsible for the suppression of target mosquito populations to prevent the transmission of diseases and significant annoyance.This three-member board is elected from within the district. The salary for a commissioner is $4,800.00 per year.

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    Randy S. Evans

  • Seth Weightman

Biographical Information

What motivated you to seek this position?

What experiences and qualifications have prepared you for this position?

What are your top two priorities if elected?

Will you support a strong policy of sustainable energy practices in local government and preparation for impacts of climate change and sea level rise?

Will you oppose state pre-emption of local government environmental protection standards?

Phone (727) 810-1136
Education Dunedin High School (1982), A.A. Central Texas College, B.A. Columbia College, M.A. American Military University
Professional Experience Pasco County Mosquito Control Commissioner, Seat 1 (April 2020-Present); US Coast Guard (1984-2011) served as Search & Rescue Boat Captain, Federal Law Enforcement Officer and Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) Special Agent & Federal Air Marshal (2001-2002). Led two multi-state CGIS Regions as acting Assistant Special Agent in Charge and three remote CGIS offices as Resident Agent in Charge.
Public Service Currently serve as Commissioner, Pasco County Mosquito Control District, Seat 1
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In April 2020, I was appointed by Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, to replace Commissioner Sandy Applefield, at the Pasco County Mosquito Control District (PCMCD). In my short tenure as Commissioner, we appointed a new Director, Adriane Rogers, who has shown to be an exceptional choice; we spent $8 million for two, new helicopters to replace the two 50+ year old helicopters that are difficult to locate parts for, and, more importantly, are an employee safety issue; we approved additional funding to construct a new hanger to house the larger helicopters; and we have used our foresight to locate a larger facility to accommodate the current and future growth of Pasco County. Morale at the PCMCD seemed low, so I initiated $400 per quarter go to a Morale Fund, it passed unanimously. I am most proud of our people and our accomplishments, all while keeping your 2021 taxes the same as 2020, NOT ONE CENT MORE! l hope to have earned your trust and your vote!
As a teenager, I earned the rank of Eagle Scout, while learning about leadership and how to appreciate our environment. Throughout my three decades in the military, I earned the trust and admiration of my peers and supervisors by setting achieving realistic goals and putting our employees and customers first. My supervisors entrusted me with budgets, property, vehicles and assets, training of personnel, procurement of supplies, and operations to achieve our goals. Experience is the best teacher and I have learned a lot when conflicts and obstacles were in my path. I learned to work with a broad spectrum of agency partners to achieve many successful operations, which prepared me to work with the other two Commissioners and Director, while keeping the taxpayers and PCMCD employees in the forefront. Nothing can replace real-life experience as a Commissioner. To date, I have only heard rave reviews and praises from my fellow Commissioners, PCMCD employees, and Pasco County voters.
If you retain me as your Commissioner, my top two priorities are to continue to push for environmentally conscious ways to keep Pasco County free of mosquito-bourne viruses and diseases, and continuing to ensure the PCMCD is operating efficiently within it’s budget. While Pasco County’s population is growing exponentially, we need strong intrepid leadership to keep up with public demand, public and employee safety, and ensuring our overall the health and wellbeing. While staying within budget, we have recently added a few new positions to help address the increased demand for services due to population growth. I am extremely proud to be part of this team and recognize that we have have some very special employees designing and implementing some innovative and time saving ways to accomplish our mission. Procurement of the two new helicopters alone, will replace the two aging helicopters and eliminate the need for the two fixed-wing aircraft, and reduce our carbon footprint.
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