Last week, Tavernier resident Tom Raffanello announced his candidacy for Monroe County Commissioner, District 4, to run against David Rice in 2022. Rice is a longstanding member of the BOCC, with four four-year terms under his belt. Both Rice and Raffanello are registered with the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections.
The district includes part of Marathon, through Plantation Key with a small west end of Tavernier.
“I’m excited about it,” Raffanello told Keys Weekly. “I’ve got a lot of energy, and I want to learn more and listen to the people.”
“A lot of energy” is right. His resume speaks...