Pasco commissioners elect new leaders

The leadership gavel for the Pasco County Commission is now in the hands of newly elected Pasco Chairwoman Kathryn Starkey. Commissioners voted on Nov. 17 to appoint Starkey, who was the commission’s vice chair, to succeed Ted Schrader. Schrader has pre-filed to run for the property appraiser’s office in 2016. Pasco County Commissioners also named Mike Moore as the board’s vice … [Read more...]

Wells makes history with win, Moore ready for next stage

The Pasco County Commission has had its share of lopsided victories in the last 30 or so years. But there’s never been one like the District 4 race last week between current commissioner Henry Wilson Jr., and Mike Wells Jr. More than 36 percentage points separated Wells from Wilson, the largest margin of victory since 2010 when Commissioner Pat Mulieri defeated independent candidate Clay … [Read more...]

Wells seeks next generation of leadership on commission

They share a name, they share values, and even share a penchant to serve the people through elected office. Mike Wells Jr., is seeking a spot on the Pasco County Commission, just like his father, Mike Wells Sr., did some three decades ago. And while it’s tough to get out from under the shadow of his father, the younger Wells still aspires to be just like his dad, a respected government leader … [Read more...]