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Candidate Profile: Florida House of Representatives District 69: Ray Pilon


State House District 69

Candidate: Ray Pilon  

Party Affiliation: Republican 

Occupation: Community and Government Affairs Director 

Annual Income: Not Stated

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in sociological studies from Northern Michigan University.

Over the past 35 years, Ray Pilon has built a long and successful resume of service to the Sarasota/Manatee County area. 

After a career in law enforcement and experience in the private sector as an executive vice president for a major cable company, Pilon was elected countywide to the Board of County Commissioners. He was one of five commissioners responsible for the policy affecting over 300,000 residents.

In 2001, Ray joined the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority (PRMRWSA), as their Community and Government Affairs Director, and also assists in coordinating the efforts of the four-member county commissions which make up the Authority: Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto, and Charlotte.

Pilon is also responsible for maintaining a working rapport with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), and its Basin Boards. As a result of his efforts in support of SWFWMD with the Florida Legislature, he has been successful in establishing capital funding for the Peace River Water Authority and its ongoing regional expansion, including the development of future alternative and environmentally sustainable water resources.

 As a husband, and father of two sons, Pilon is immediate past Chairman of the non-profit, arts oriented, community service, Circus Sarasota, and also holds memberships in several fraternal and professional organizations.


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