Mike Olson, Pasco County's longtime tax collector, died Wednesday night while in hospice care.
Family spokesman Clyde Hobby said Olson, 68, died about 9 p.m. Olson had suffered a stroke on Sunday and was moved into hospice care on Wednesday, Hobby said.
Hobby said funeral arrangements are pending. Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home in New Port Richey is in charge of arrangements.
Olson was elected in 1981, making him Florida's longest-serving tax collector.
Before that, he served a term on the County Commission from 1974 to 1980.
He was the only Democrat currently holding countywide office in Pasco.
Olson was a Pasco County native who graduated from Gulf High School in New Port Richey.
His late mother, Mittye P. Locke, has an elementary school named after her.