SARASOTA COUNTY — Commissioner Charles D. Hines, District 5, was elected chair of the Sarasota County Commission for 2014 during a public meeting today, Dec. 5. Commissioner Christine Robinson, District 3, was elected vice chair. Commissioner Carolyn J. Mason, District 1, will serve as pro tem.
The chair presides at commission meetings. The commissioners voted to select the positions, which are effective Jan. 1, 2014. The votes were unanimous. Hines, elected to the commission in 2012, is an attorney in Venice and has been practicing law for more than 20 years in Sarasota County. He has served local government through the city of Venice’s ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and Sarasota County Surtax Oversight committees, and on Sheriff Tom Knight’s advisory committee. Hines lives in Nokomis with his wife, Susan, who is a vice president/trust officer with Caldwell Trust Company. They have three children.
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