"I've worked with so many people in St. Lucie County and heard their concerns. I will fight for their cause!"
Theresa (Teri) Pinney was born in Hawaii. She calls Florida her home after living and working there for 20 years. She is a strong advocate of small businesses and student-centered education. Read her Platform in next section.
· President of T. Pinney & Associates LLC.
· Assistant Principal, retired, high school assistant principal for St. Lucie County and teacher for Broward County.
· Executive Director, Florida Aquaculture Foundation.
· Board of Directors, St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce.
· Lead Evaluator, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, school accreditation.
· Board of Directors, chairman, College Preparatory Academy of Treasure Coast Charter High School.
· Committee member and Chair, Treasure Coast Economic Development Council.
· Board of Directors, Country Club Estates.
· Executive Board, Samaritan School for Boys.
· Board of Directors, CASTLE.
· Vice President, Philippine-American Association of the Treasure Coast.
· Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Center of AgriLife, Research, and Education.
· Consultant, Indian River State College.
· Member, Faith Congregational Church in Port St. Lucie.
· Professional Certification, Grant Professional Certification Institute.
· Master of Business Administration, Chaminade University, Honolulu.
· Bachelor of Science, University of Tampa, FL.
Teri and her husband, Stephen Pinney (retired NASA and professional engineer), have been married 18 years and have a wonderful extended, blended family of 6 children, 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She and Steve travel around the world, and they live in St. Lucie West-Port St. Lucie, FL.
Teri Pinney s running as a conservative Republican for Florida's House of Representative, District 84, major areas of Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie or zip codes 34945, 34946, 34947, 34949, 34950, 34952, 34957, 34981, 34982, 34983, 34986, 34987
"I support economic growth that leads to higher pay for people who work in St. Lucie County. Too many of our college grads are moving out of the area to other cities where better jobs exist.
As an advocate of small businesses, I will fight for limiting occupational licensing that hinders entrepreneurship opportunities for many. I also believe in minimizing financial regulations of community banks that fund farmers & small businesses.
We need to protect the Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie County River, preventing further degradation of water quality. This hurts our residents, visitors...along with businesses that rely solely on our coastal waters. There are lots of solutions being raised, but the importance is doing something now and as soon as possible.
As a retired high school administrator, I am very familiar with the challenges of keeping a campus safe and secure. Airports protect its passengers. Courtrooms, hospitals all screen and prevent weapons from entering. Why not in our schools? We need to work with the School Board and Sheriff Department to implement tighter security measures," Teri Pinney.