Listed below are the current Federal, State and Local Pasco County candidates who have qualified to be on the 2020 ballot.
Each of the candidates was asked to provide us with their campaign information and a statement. We have included hyperlinks where possible for your convenience. The Pasco Democratic Party encourages you to get to know who is running for office by attending campaign events, visiting candidate websites and following social media such as Facebook pages and Twitter feeds.
Here is a helpful chart from the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections with voter registration deadlines and election dates.
United States House of Representatives
Why I am running?
Nothing has prepared me more for Congress than my personal varied experiences in life. As I worked as a correctional officer, I oversaw inmates who made mistakes, yet once they paid their debt to society, deserved a second chance. As a veteran who served in the Army and Air Force, I continue to live by the military code: selfless service and putting the welfare of the nation before your own. As a parent I wanted my child to have a good education and a better life. As an African American who is in a same sex marriage, I want to be treated equally because we all are made in the eyes of God. I have a background in Information Technology and I see the benefits of emerging technology, but also know technology can be used a weapon.
I am running because like most Americans I am tired of the rising cost of healthcare. I have seen my mother pay exorbitant cost for her medication because the pharmaceutical companies abuse the patent system so they can raise the price of drugs.
I have heard from teachers, who education the future generations, force to work two jobs in order to make ends meet. I have seen the constant cuts in or education system which makes it harder for teachers to have the tools they need to prepare our kids for the future.
We are experiencing more extreme weather in our environment and nothing is being done by this administration to fix it. I am running because I believe I can introduce bold new ideas given my unique life experiences. America is already great, I want to make it better and we need to move forward not backwards. Please visit my website for more information on my campaign and how I want to move America forward.
Florida State Senate
District 20: Kathy Lewis
Website: www.KathyForFlorida.com (coming soon)
Facebook: Kathy Lewis
Kathy Lewis is a disability rights advocate, equal rights advocate, wife, mother of two, author and motivational speaker who became an advocate for people with disabilities after fighting bureaucrats and politicians to get the care her daughter with a disability needed. Kathy is originally from Baltimore, Maryland and has been living in Pasco County for 10 years. Kathy is the daughter of a firefighter and homemaker.
Florida State House
District 36: Daniel Endonino
I have decided to run to represent Florida House District 36 because I am tired of representatives ignoring the will of their constituents. As a working-class resident of Port Richey, I know what it’s like for the majority of people in the district to live and work here every day and I am committed to defending those needs and values in Tallahassee. By not taking donations from big corporations or PACs, I will be voting in the interests of the people of West Pasco and won’t be bought by a party or corporation. My platform points include:
Education: I am a strong supporter of public education and believe wholeheartedly in spending our funding on the public school system. I strongly disagree with the recent legislative decision to fund vouchers and charter schools while diverting funding from public education.
Environment: I grew up swimming in the waters of Hudson Beach every weekend and now, due to pollution and bacteria, that is impossible. We need to be vigilant about our run off, especially from large developments and sugar farms that prevent the natural filtering of overflow through the Everglades.These businesses must be held accountable in order to protect the ecosystems off of our shores. Florida should be leading the charge in solar power and we need to increase the incentives for it.
Health Care: I strongly believe that we need someone in Tallahassee to fight for coverage for the people of not only West Pasco, but all the counties like Pasco in Florida, by expanding Medicaid.
District 37 : Tammy Garcia
Web Site: www.votetammygarcia.com
District 38: Brian Staver
Web site: GoStaver2020.com
I was raised in a small farming community just like Wesley Chapel located outside of Washington D.C. After graduation, I tried to adapt to an agrarian lifestyle but found my aspirations did not align with this regiment. So, I decided I would join the Navy and see the world.
After being honorably discharged from active duty in 1985 I became a business systems analyst with an emphasis on computer technology.
I eventually moved to Sunnyvale Ca. where I soon married and helped raise two children Kendra and Megan.
During this period, I opened my own IT business and eventually went to work for and retired from a company called Cisco Systems.
I have always wanted to be involved in politics, but I never really had the time to chase this lifelong dream. I started life as a Republican but changed my political affiliation in the early ’90s when I saw a radical change in the party’s direction toward what it has become today. I want everyone to know that I am now a Democrat and believe in all the values.
Again, my name is Brian Staver, and I am running for the House of Representatives District 38.
Thank you very much for your time, financial support and most importantly your vote.
Clerk of Circuit Court and County Comptroller
Superintendent of Schools
Supervisor of Elections
District 5: Brandi Geoit
I am running for office in Pasco County because I believe the people of Pasco deserve a local government that listens to them. I am used to fighting for people and will bring my advocacy skills to the office and my fighting spirit. I believe that the people of Pasco deserve better. They deserve a government that cares and will listen to them. I will be an elected official who has their interests in mind and not those of the developers. For more information on my campaign please follow me on Twitter and Facebook and check out my website.
School Board Member