Press Release: Pasco County Commissioner Ron Oakley Endorses Ardian Zika For The Florida House Of Representatives, District 37

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LAND O' LAKES, FL – Today, the Ardian Zika Campaign for the Florida House of Representatives, District 37 announced the endorsement of Pasco County Commissioner Ron Oakley.

"I’ve known Ardian Zika for several years and know him to be a man of honesty and the highest integrity," said Pasco County Commissioner Ron Oakley. "Ardian’s commitment to serving our community has been demonstrated by his tireless service on several volunteer boards. He will work to bring economic growth and new and better jobs to Pasco County. Ardian Zika has my support to be our State Representative for District 37 and I hope he can count on your support too."

“I am honored to have Pasco County Commissioner Ron Oakley's support and endorsement,” said Ardian Zika. "Commissioner Oakley has created and operated several successful businesses employing people across Central Florida. I appreciate his commitment to serving Pasco County's residents. Commissioner Oakley is a straightforward, commonsense leader and I am grateful for his endorsement and support."

About Ardian Zika

Ardian Zika is President & CEO of Guardian & Company I, LLC., a strategic business advisory practice specializing in small and medium size commercial and industrial middle market companies. Prior to founding the company, Ardian spent 14 years in the banking industry in various leadership roles including serving as Senior Vice President and Vice President. Ardian Zika was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Florida Council on Homelessness, the Pasco Hernando State College Board of Trustees and the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Business Journal to receive the 40 Under 40 Up and Comer Award. 

Ardian has served on the Pasco Education Foundation Board of Directors, Tampa- Hillsborough Economic Development Council Task Force on International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment, Dade City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Dade City Rotary Club, Trinity & Zephyrhills YMCA Advisory Board of Directors and other community involvements.

Ardian immigrated to the United States from Kosovo in 1997, leaving behind civil conflict and political turmoil in the war-torn former Yugoslavia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Leo University. While at Louisiana Tech University, Ardian was elected to the Student Senate, served as Student Government Executive Vice-President, Student Senate President, Student Government Supreme Court Chief Justice and Vice-President of the College Republican Club.

Ardian and his wife, Tasha, have five children and are active members of Idlewild Baptist Church.