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Chris Nocco, Will Weatherford to headline Mike Moore campaign kick-off event

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Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco and former House Speaker Will Weatherford will be headlining a campaign kickoff fundraiser next month for County Commissioner Mike Moore’s re-election effort.

Moore, the founder of a medical supplies business which he later sold, was first elected to District 2 in 2014 and has served as vice-chair of the county commission board since 2016. He will also become chair in 2017.

The event is Wednesday, May 17, at Seven Oaks Clubhouse, 2910 Sports Core Cir. in Wesley Chapel. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m.

According to the invite, more than three dozen Pasco County leaders comprise the host committee, including Michael and Jessica Corcoran of the Corcoran & Johnson lobbying firm, architect Rich Bekesh and his wife Laura, developer J.D. Porter and Southwest Florida Water Management District Board Member Randy Maggard and his wife Colleen.

In addition to the county commission, more also sits on the boards of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority, Circuit Conflict-Sixth Judicial Circuit, Dependency Drug Treatment Court Planning Steering Committee, Government Operations Committee, Insurance Selection Committee, Public Safety Coordination Council, Habitat for Humanity, CARES, the Boys and Girls Club and chair of the Homeless Advisory Board.

Also in 2014, Gov. Rick Scott appointed Moore to the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, and then- Speaker Weatherford named him to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs Advisory Council.

RSVP with or (813) 777-6171.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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