Press Release: Former Pasco County Commissioner Dr. Pat Mulieri 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 former Pasco County Commission Dr. Pat Mulieri.

“Ardian Zika has been a champion for Pasco students, serving on the Pasco Education Foundation Board of Directors and the Pasco Hernando State College Board of Trustees,' said Dr. Pat Mulieri. "Ardian knows the value of a good education. As an American that started his journey as an immigrant from Kosovo he earned a high school diploma, a bachelor’s and master’s degree, and used that strong educational foundation to serve our community in variety of banking roles for over a decade. Ardian’s life proves that with a strong education and a willingness to work hard, anyone can achieve the American Dream. This election, Ardian Zika has my support to serve as our State Representative from District 37.”

"I am honored to have Dr. Pat Mulieri's support and endorsement this election," said Ardian Zika. "Dr. Mulieri was a strong advocate for our children while serving our community as a County Commissioner. Her commitment to helping students achieve their fullest potential was a hallmark of her public service. I am thankful for Dr. Mulieri's example of public service and for her support and endorsement of our campaign."

About Ardian Zika

Ardian is the product of American exceptionalism and a modern-day story of the American Dream. He is deeply-rooted in conservative values. Ardian immigrated to the United States as a teenager from Kosovo in 1997, leaving behind a civil conflict and political turmoil in the war-torn former Yugoslavia. Ardian arrived in the United States with nothing but a willingness to work hard and a desire to earn an education. He pulled himself up by the bootstraps and emerged as an example of an American Dream success story.

Ardian’s strong faith and conservative values have guided his personal and professional pursuits. He is a Conservative Republican running for the Florida House of Representatives to serve our community. He will work tirelessly so that no Floridian is left behind as they embark on their journey toward the American Dream.

Ardian graduated from high school in Louisiana, earned 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 been married for twelve years. They have five children, Natalie, Riley, Jed, Zachary & William. They are active members of Idlewild Baptist Church. Ardian is President & CEO of Guardian Street, LLC., a strategic business advisory practice specializing in small and medium size commercial and industrial middle market companies. Prior to founding his company, Ardian spent 14 years in the banking industry in various leadership roles including serving as a Senior Vice President and Vice President. In 2015, Ardian was selected and recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal for the 40 Under 40 Up & Comer Award, given annually to selected rising business leaders in the Tampa Bay.

Ardian had the honor and privilege to receive three Gubernatorial Appointments by the Florida Governor Rick Scott to three volunteer boards -the Florida Council on Homelessness, the Pasco-Hernando State College Board of Trustees and the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors. Ardian is a firm believer in serving the community. He 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 YMCA Advisory Board of Directors, Zephyrhills YMCA Advisory Board of Directors and other community involvements.