Candidate Statement

Teresa Mast

Teresa Mast was born in Hastings, Michigan. She moved to Sarasota with her family in 1979 and graduated from Sarasota Christian School before earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Eckerd College. Mast formerly served as Community Outreach in the Sarasota County Neighborhood Services department, collaborating with the community and providing assistance to neighborhoods and businesses alike, before handling Business Relations in the Office of Business and Economic Development, for a combined total of 10 years. She is a proud small business owner.

Mast and her husband of 31 years, Jon, a Sarasota High School and University of South Florida graduate, reside in Sarasota. They have two daughters, ages 24 and 29, both products of the Sarasota County School District. This is the first time that she is seeking elected office.

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