Biography

Supervisors serve 4-year terms.

Seats 1, 2, and 3 are filled at one general election and seats 4 and 5 are filled at the subsequent general election. Elections are non-partisan, and election is by popular vote. If a vacancy occurs mid-term, the seated Board of Supervisors may appoint an interested candidate to complete the vacant term of office.

The Englewood Water District was divided along voting precinct lines to form five (5) districts of approximately equal voting population. Two (2) of the districts encompass parts of Sarasota and Charlotte counties, two (2) are in Sarasota County, and one (1) is in Charlotte County. The district lines are examined every ten (10) years to find out if the voting populations remain nearly equal or if the boundaries need to be changed. Click HERE to view the current Supervisor Election District maps.

Taylor Meals – Chair

Election District Seat #2
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Career Experience:

Taylor Chair Company, President & CEO
Buchan’s Landing Resort, Owner/Operator
Dearborn Corner Market, Owner/Operator

Education:

B.B.A. Marketing; University of Mississippi

Current Englewood Activities:

Member, Englewood-Cape Haze Chamber of Commerce
Vice-President, Olde Englewood Village Association (Past President)

Current Term of Office Expires November 2020

Rob Stern – Vice-Chair

Election District Seat #5
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Employment: 2014 to present, Owner of Stern & Bruns Garage
1992 to 2014, Senior Designer at DMK Associates, Inc.

Education:

Englewood Elementary
Lemon Bay High School
Tampa Technical Institute, Associates in Science

Other Experience:

Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary (Past President)
Optimist Club of Englewood
Boy Scouts of America
United States Marine Corps, reserve 1985 to 1992

Personal:

Englewood resident since 1969
Wife: LeAnn
Two children

Current Term of Office Expires November 2018

Sydney B. Crampton

Election District Seat #3
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Employment:

Family Resort business
Past Instructor, Venice Area Audubon Society
Property Manager; Spanish Villa Apartments

Education:

Englewood Elementary School
Out Of Door Academy Sarasota FL
Wheeler School, Providence, RI
B.S. Biology & Elementary Science Education, Beloit College

Current Activities:

Past Board of Directors & Past President, Lemon Bay Conservancy
Steering Committee; Scrub Jay Habitat Study – Sarasota County
Board of Directors, Venice Area Audobon
Volunteer, Sea Turtle Patrol, Coastal Wildlife Club
Past Naturalist & Children’s Program Coordinator, MBC
Volunteer, Bird Census & Frog Study at Shamrock Park
Environmentally Sensitive Lands Oversight Committee (ESLOC)
appointed by Sarasota County Commissioners
Past Secretary, Lemon Bay Crew Club

Hobbies:
Tennis
Rowing
Bird Watching
Sailing

Current Term of Office Expires November 2020

Steve Samuels

Election District Seat #1
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Employment:

U.S. Army 1967-1969
Executive, Division of Federated Department Stores 1967, 1970-2000

Education:

B.S. Business Administration, Ball State University 1967

Other Experience:

Eagle Scout
Board of Directors; Multi-State Credit Union 1994-2000 Chair 2000
Englewood Area Planning Advisory Board; past Chair and Vice-Chair
Englewood Water District; past Chair and Vice-Chair (currently on 3rd term)

Current Activities:

Licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain
Owner/Operator Saltwater Bay/Back-Country Fishing Guide Service

Volunteer Activities:

Past involvement in Boys’ Club, Scouts,
Junior Achievement, United Way Campaigns (Including Loaned Executive Program)

Current Term of Office Expires November 2020

Phyllis Wright

Election District Seat #4
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Employment:

Top Key Realty, Inc.
Real Estate Brokers, License

Education:

B.S. Education
Masters Courses in Emotionally Handicapped
Courses in Interior Decorating

Current Activities:

Volunteer, Meals on Wheels

Interests:

Vegetable Gardening
Gourmet Cooking
Painting

Current Term of Office Expires November 2018