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Sierra Club Endorses Geoit, Smith for Pasco Commission

Brandi Geoit | Kelly Smith | Politics

Brandi Geoit is running for the District 4 seat on the Pasco County Commission. Kelly Smith is running for the District 2 seat.

PASCO COUNTY – The Suncoast and Tampa Bay Groups of the Sierra Club has endorsed Brandi Geoit and Kelly Smith for the Pasco County Commission.

“We are very pleased to endorse Brandi Geoit, whose dedication to social and environmental issues makes us confident that she will lead Pasco County in the direction of smart, sustainable growth,” said Dan Huber, Sierra Club spokesperson. “She supports practical solutions to accommodate the rapid growth of Pasco County, which put public interests before those of private developers.”

Smith also supports responsible solutions in handling Pasco’s growth, he said.

“We are very pleased to endorse Kelly Smith, who is an environmental advocate with extensive management experience in both the public and private sectors,” Huner said. “She supports practical solutions to accommodate the rapid growth of Pasco County in ways that support the well-being of both the environment and the economy. We are confident that she will help move Pasco County in the direction of sustainable development with a transportation infrastructure that makes sense for its citizens.”

Geoit is a patient advocate in the public health sector who said she is running for office because of her concerns about Pasco County’s growth management policies. She believes that private interests have jeopardized housing, transportation, and public health in Pasco County, and advocates for renewable energy, efficient transportation systems, and scientific approaches to policy development.

 Geoit understands that the health of ecosystems is crucial to the health of communities, and wants Pasco’s government to be both transparent and accountable to its citizens, Huber said. She advocates for renewable energy and social justice, and firmly believes in the rights of local government to choose policies that best serve their constituents. Brandi Geoit has clearly demonstrated that she deserves to be elected to the Pasco County Commission.

Smith has a robust history in resource and growth management, according to Huber. She is an operations manager for Atkins Engineering, and has formerly worked as the FEMA coordinator and zoning administrator for the cities of Naples and Marco Island, respectively. She has said she sees the current growth policies of Pasco County as inefficient and promoting private interests while eroding community structure and environmental quality. She advocates for renewable energy and social justice, and firmly believes in the rights of local government to choose policies that best serve their constituents.

Smith has clearly demonstrated that she deserves to be elected to the Pasco County Commission, Huber said

Geoit is a Democrat who is running for the District 4 seat against Republican incumbent Mike Wells.

Smith is also a Democrat. She is running for the District 2 seat against Republican incumbent Mike Moore.

The general election is Nov. 6. The last day to register to vote in the.general election is Oct. 9.

For information about Geoit, go to brandicampaign.com.

For information about Smith, go to kellysmithforpascocounty.com.

Photo shows Brandi Geoit, left, and Kelly Smith.

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Sierra Club Endorses Geoit, Smith for Pasco Commission
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Brandi Geoit is running for the District 4 seat on the Pasco County Commission. Kelly Smith is running for the District 2 seat.
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