Former School Board of Indian River County Chairman (which oversees the School District) Shawn R. Frost filed to run for IRC Soil and Water Conservation District – Seat 1.
Frost was also elected as Republican State Committeeman in 2020, representing all of Indian River County and sit on the Republican Executive Board as the Congressional District 8 Caucus Chairman, but the race is nonpartisan and party affiliation will not appear on the ballot. IRC Soil and Water Conservation District will be voted for on November 8th, in the General Election.
Frost worked for the Florida Departure of Agriculture (FDACS) as the Senior Market Manager for the Ft. Pierce State Farmers Market overseeing an $18M rebuild of the massive agribusiness Industrial Center housing everything from Freshco Juice to Gielow’s Pickles. His family owns agribusiness operations in Vero Beach, West Virginia and New York going back 4 generations.
He calls himself a “Clean Water Conservative” and grew up eating oysters and shrimp he caught in the Indian River Lagoon and laments that it is probably questionable if that is safe to do today.
He has a Master of Business Administration and has lived in Indian River County continuously (other than when serving in the United States Marine Corps and attending college) since 1975.
Regarding why he chose to run for office again, Frost told Indian River News “there have been numerous water quality policies enacted in the last few years and I want to serve my community by helping make those decisions. It’s a great elected volunteer position that often gets overlooked or doesn’t attract high quality candidates. It’s a great opportunity for someone with my unique background to be of service.”
The IRC Soil and Water Conservation District according its’ website, was created for:
The Indian River Soil and Water Conservation District (IRSWCD) was organized for the purpose of developing a program of management and conservation of the soil, water and related natural resources of the County, and to promote and encourage the voluntary implementation of conservation practices on privately owned land.
Robert Adair has also filed for IRC Soil and Water Conservation District Seat 1.
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