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My "Service & Commitment" to Sarasota County (Past & Present)...


Personal Background...



Mike Moran is a common sense, straight talking conservative.  He is a respected leader in the Florida business community and is focused on making government accountable to the taxpayers.


Moran is not a career politician.  He is a self-made businessman that knows the struggles of meeting a payroll, paying taxes, and dealing with governmental red tape.  This is Mr. Moran’s first re-election campaign for a political office.  He is very clear that his ultimate responsibility is to represent “the People”.  He feels this is a concept that far too many elected officials have forgotten.


After selling his payroll & insurance firm in Michigan, Moran moved to Sarasota in 2002 with his wife of over 27 years, Lori, and their two children Laina and Mike, Jr.  Upon selling their business, Mike & Lori looked all over the nation for a place to raise their children.  They selected Sarasota, Florida to call “home.”


Moran is committed to keeping Sarasota a world class community to raise a family, start a business or have a fulfilling retirement; all with as little governmental intrusion as possible.


In addition to Moran’s extensive business experience, he has a bachelor’s degree in Business & Insurance from Michigan State University.  Mr. Moran is also a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). His experience and formal education makes him well suited to deal with the financial dynamics facing Sarasota taxpayers.  Mr. Moran has been in the insurance industry for over 34 years.


Mr. Moran will create an environment that encourages our youthful, talented citizens to remain in Sarasota.   Moran will remain a tireless advocate for the senior members of our community and protecting them during our times of transition will be paramount.  In addition, Moran recognizes the importance of creating a balance between protecting Sarasota’s gorgeous environmental landscape and developing our business community.  A healthy balance is critical for the long-term success of our community.


Chair, Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners

Vice Chair of Sarasota County Planning Commission

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) - Board Member

Sarasota Bay Estuary Program - Policy Board Member

Licensed Real Estate Agent - Florida

Citizens Tax Oversight Committee - Sarasota County

National Rifle Association (NRA) - Lifetime Member

Center for Autism Resources & Education (C.A.R.E.) Board Member

Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)

          Appointed by Governor Rick Scott

          SWFWMD Regulation Committee Chair

          SWFWMD Finance/Outreach & Planning Vice Chair 

Realtor Association of Sarasota & Manatee (RASM) - Member    


Michigan State University Alumni

          Finance & Insurance, B.A.

President of Sarasota Republican Club

Guardian Ad Litem - Sarasota County

Republican Executive Committee (REC) - Member

Sarasota Rotary Club Member

Republican Women's Club of Sarasota - Member

NOVA Republican Club - Member

Gulf Coast Health Underwriters - Legislative Chair

Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)

Argus Foundation - Member

Florida Association Insurance Agents (FAIA) - Member

Licensed Insurance Agent - Florida


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