Grippa to Soon Announce His Resignation

With two years left to go on his term, Leon County District 4 Commissioner Tony Grippa says he will soon announce his resignation.

He's taken a promotion within the company for which he works for, Brown and Brown Insurance.

Tony Grippa says, "It's an unbelievable opportunity for a great company right here in Florida."

Grippa has accepted an offer to oversee the company's original and largest office in Daytona Beach. He'll be serving in that role along with overseeing the company's public risk insurance agency in Tallahassee and Lake Mary, and that means a move.

Grippa says, "Right now I just plan on continuing to do the best job for the people. At some point I'm going to have to step down."

Grippa says that official announcement will come soon, leaving his District 4 seat vacant.

Ion Sancho, Leon County Supervisor of Elections, says, "The public should be aware that if there is a vacancy in Mr. Grippa's seat and it occurs before the qualifying deadline of july17th-21st, individuals may come in to qualify."

The next county commission race is slated for September and runoffs in November. As for any ideas on who should fill his seat, that's another announcement we'll have to wait for.

Grippa has served on the Leon County Commission since 2000.