Fredd Atkins

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For Fredd Atkins, being a Sarasota County commissioner has been a life-long dream. Being elected the first Democratic commissioner of Sarasota County in 50 years and the first African American male to do so will be an historic achievement — for all the people of Sarasota.


Born in what he calls a “shot gun shack” in the old segregated Overtown section of Sarasota, he moved to Newtown in 1958 and has become an icon and leader of youth and the community for his entire life. He is proud to still be primary care giver of his beloved 101-year-old mother Glossie Atkins.


Fredd graduated from Sarasota High School and earned an AA from Manatee Junior College in Social Welfare and a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from the University of South Florida.


More than 30 years ago Fredd helped to lead the effort to bring single-member districts to the Sarasota City Commission. He’s been leading the fight to bring single-member districts to the county ever since, and the successful referendum of 2018 was a dream realized.


Maximum contribution of $200 per contributing individual or business entity. Donations are not tax deductible. Paid for and approved by Fredd Atkins, Democrat, for Sarasota County Commissioner District 1. PO Box 2804, Sarasota, FL 34230

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  1. I am at least eighteen years old.
  2. This contribution is made from my own funds, and funds are not being provided to me by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution.
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Donations are made to Fredd Atkins for Sarasota County Commission, PO Box 2804, Sarasota, FL 34230. Maximum donation is $200 per person/entity, per election.

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