Contacting Your Elected Officials

hernando commissionersDuring the election it seemed impossible to escape the barrage of political opinions and it got me thinking…It is easy to write a post on Facebook expressing unhappiness with a government decision or to talk with friends about the negative impact that a new law has had on your community. If our elected officials heard from the same volume of voters that we hear from in our social media news feeds then they would have a clearer understanding of how those they represent really feel…and maybe they would make decisions accordingly. It can be difficult to know where to start when you want to be heard by the government, so in an effort to make it a bit easier on you here are some tips for communicating and a list of Spring Hill’s elected officials as of 2012!

Communication Tips:

  • Remember that emails sent to the Board of County Commissioners/Hernando County Government are subject to public records laws and as such are not considered private.
  • Contact your representative about a particular issue before the Legislature takes action on it and tell be specific about how you feel a potential law will impact your community, kids, or business.
  • Stay focused! The official should be able to quickly and clearly identify what your issue is and your position. You’ll want to be as brief and concise as possible.
  • Type or print legibly because if they can’t read it they won’t understand what you want them to. Also, be sure and provide your appropriate contact information so that they may respond if necessary.
  • Be sure that you address the official correctly and that you are contacting the person best suited to your issue.

Hernando County Commissioners:
The Board of County Commissioners is the chief legislative body in the County. They meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Hernando County Government Center at 20 North Main Street in Brooksville. The public is welcome to attend these meetings and may request to speak.
Click here for more information on the Board of Commissioners.

Dave Russell, Jr., Chairman
15800 Flight Path Drive
Brooksville FL 34604
drussell@hernandocounty.us

James E. Adkins, Vice-Chairman
1525 East Jefferson St.
Brooksville FL 34601
jadkins@hernandocounty.us

Nick Nicholson, 2nd Vice Chairman
7468 Horse Lake Road
Brooksville, FL 34601
NNicholson@hernandocounty.us

Wayne Dukes
7479 Forest Oaks Blvd.,
Spring Hill, FL 34606
wdukes@hernandocounty.us

Diane Rowden
20 North Main Street
Room 462
Brooksville, FL
DRowden@hernandocounty.us

State House Representative:

Your representatives will vary depending on where in Hernando County you are located.
Please click here and enter your address to find your representatives!

State Senate Representative:

Wilton Simpson

Capitol Office:
322 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
Phone: (850) 487-5018

District Office:
Post Office Box 787
New Port Richey, FL 34656-0787

Congressional Representative:

Richard B. Nugent
Washington Office:
1517 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1002

US Senate Representatives:

Senior Senator William Clarence Nelson
Washington Office:
716 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5274

Junior Senator Marco Rubio
Washington Office:
317 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3041

 

 

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