Richard Glorioso, Candidate Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections
State Rep. Richard "Rich" Glorioso, facing term limits, is running to replace Earl Lennard as Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections.
Name : Mr. Richard Glorioso
Also known as : Rich
Age : 68
Place of residence : 3003 Barret Ave. Plant City, Fl 33566
Attended college : Yes
College : Northeastern University
Degree : B.A. Mathematics
Year of graduation : 1967
University : Central Michigan University
Degree : M.A. Management
Year of graduation : 1974
Has served in the military: Yes
Rank : Colonel
Date when discharged from duty : 30 September 1994
Job titles held : Computer Programmer, Assistant Office Manager
Employers : Waterbury Savings Bank, Boat Bay Marina
Party affiliation : Republican
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Supervisor of Elections Hillsborough County
Chamber/district: Plant City, Brandon
Previous elective offices : State Representative Dist. 62 2004-2012 Plant City Commissioner 1998-2004
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA
Address 1620 Oakfield Dr. Suite 207
Name : Brock Mikosky
Title : Consultant/Campaign Manager
My wife, Judy, and I were married while in college and have been married for 45 years. We have two sons and six grandchildren. Our sons are both continuing our tradition of service. Richard, our oldest, is a Hillsborough County firefighter/EMT and fire inspector. Our youngest, Jeff, is a firefighter/paramedic in St Louis, Mo.
I served in the United States Air Force (USAF) for 27 years and earned the rank of colonel and commander. I held various command positions, including command pilot, flight commander, squadron commander and logistics group commander. In logistics I planned and executed long- and short-term operations including multinational, multi-service military operations, where efficiencies and effectiveness saved dollars and lives.
In the Florida House, I am very proud of the work I’ve done to improve the lives of children. I sponsored and passed bills keeping sexual predators away from our children, helping foster children make the transition to self-sufficiency and giving assistance to grandparents raising their grandchildren. I earned positions as chairman of the infrastructure (transportation) committee, the subcommittee controlling the $9 Billion budget funding transportation and economic development and the subcommittee controlling the $5 billion budget funding our civil and criminal justice system.
I’ve reduced budgets more than 10 percent through consolidation and efficiencies. I’m running for supervisor of elections because I believe that the foundation of our government starts at the ballot box. After a career based on integrity, and protecting our country and Constitution, I now want to protect the voting process.
I bring a fresh viewpoint, education, experience, and a new management style to the Supervisor of Elections office. I know how to lead and my team and I will be out in the community listening and learning. We will be more involved in outreach programs in our schools, businesses and neighborhoods. We will work hard educating our voters. As we review our processes, we will put an emphasis on cleaning up the voter data base.
Currently, there are ineligible people on the voting rolls, and they didn’t get there overnight. We will be working to understand how this is happening and will develop a solution to the problem. We will reach out to the community to help in determining polling locations so voters are not unnecessarily inconvenienced when seeking to cast a vote. We will make sure the supervisor of elections office is run in a non-partisan manor with integrity, competency and transparency.