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 chairman.
The largely ceremonial positions typically rotate each year among the five elected commissioners.
Starkey, who represents District 3, said her goal is to run efficient meetings.
She was elected to the commission in 2012 after serving six years on the Pasco County School Board. She replaced retiring Pasco County Commissioner Ann Hildebrand, who served nearly 28 years on the county commission.
Moore, who represents District 2, was elected in 2014. He replaced retiring Pasco County Commissioner Pat Mulieri, who served two decades on the commission.
Published November 25, 2015