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.
· President of T. Pinney & Associates LLC.
· Retired assistant high school 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.
· SLC Appointee for Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council CEDS.
· Board of Directors, Country Club Estates.
· Executive Board, Samaritan School for Boys.
· Board of Directors, CASTLE.
· Board of Directors, Philippine-American Association of the Treasure Coast.
· Board of Directors, Center of AgriLife, Research, and Education.
· Consultant for 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. Between them, they have a blended family of 6 children, 13 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. She and Steve live in St. Lucie West-Port St. Lucie, FL.
Teri Pinney is 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 paying jobs for people who work in St. Lucie County. Too many of our college grads are moving 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 a solution NOW to clean up our coastline waters. We must also prevent further degradation of the water quality. This hurts our residents and visitors, along with businesses that rely solely on our coastal waters. There are many possible solutions being raised, but the importance is doing something 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?" Teri Pinney.