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Mike Fasano officially named Pasco tax collector

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August

In a ceremony that was part tribute and part celebrity-style roast, Mike Fasano was officially named Wednesday morning as Pasco County’s tax collector.

Fasano called Gov. Rick Scott’s appointment an honor and joked that he was “moving from constituent service to customer service” by replacing longtime tax collector Mike Olson, a Democrat who died June 26 after more than 32 years at the agency.

Scott called Fasano a “tireless worker” in the Legislature who will bring that same energy to the tax collector’s office handling tax bills, driver’s licenses and auto tags.

“You know where he stands,” Scott said.

“You don’t always agree with him, but you know where he stands,” he quickly added, garnering laughs from the crowd at New Port Richey City Hall, where the mood alternated several times between serious and festive.

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Gov. Rick Scott and newly appointed Pasco County tax collector Mike Fasano at Christina's Family Restaurant in downtown New Port Richey following his appointment on Wednesday.

BRENDAN FITTERER | Times

Gov. Rick Scott and newly appointed Pasco County tax collector Mike Fasano at Christina's Family Restaurant in downtown New Port Richey following his appointment on Wednesday.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 4:51pm]

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