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 run 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 22 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 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.
Vice Chair of Sarasota County Planning Commission
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program - Policy Board Member
Licensed Insurance Agent - Florida
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