I believe more business owners should serve as elected officials so in 2010 I decided to run for public office for the first time. The voters felt as I did and elected me to the Florida House of Representatives, where I served from 2010 to 2018.
As a Representative, I brought a common-sense, business approach to serving people and finding solutions. During my time in the Legislature, I sponsored bills to lower taxes, reduce regulations, provide school choice, support first responders and veterans, and protect seniors and unborn children.
For me, serving in public office means focusing on the core functions of government: Preserving Your Freedoms, Keeping You and Your Family Safe, Protecting Your Livelihoods, Building Infrastructure, Preserving our Environment with Common-Sense Solutions and Protecting the Most Vulnerable in our Community.
I am married to Maureen Byrne Ahern, a former local journalist and longtime member of the community. We have three grown daughters – Lauren, Lindsay and Sarah – and one grandchild, 5-year old Stella.
Maureen and I love our community, our state and our country. We know that this election – from the School Board to the White House – is crucial to the future of America. And, we know what we have to do to preserve the land that we love.
I am running to be the PEOPLE’S VOICE on the PINELLAS COUNTY COMMISSION.