Leadership that DELIVERS!

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Serving the citizens of Escambia County is and has been one of the greatest honors and privileges I have ever been afforded in my lifetime.  Thank you for giving me the honor and privilege of serving you as your representative for District 1 on the Escambia Board of County Commissioners.  I also appreciate your support of my previous service as your representative on Escambia’s School Board.  I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your continued trust and support!

We are running for re-election to the County Commission in 2020, to expand upon the progress we’ve made over the last several years-- and I am asking you for your vote and your continued support.

If you humble me again by allowing me to continue to serve you, I promise to continue to be a fierce, passionate, outspoken, dedicated

Leadership that Delivers!: A Track Record of Accomplishments for District 1!

 Below are listed some of the many initiatives, projects, and policies for which I've advocated that have been accomplished over the last nearly 13 years that I have served you as your County Commissioner and previously as your School Board representative-initiatives that have made us better, stronger, more efficient, and more transparent as a community:

--I have never voted to increase your property tax rates--I voted against raising millage rates when pressed to do so by others in politics locally--and as a locally elected representative in District 1 over the last 13 years  I have NEVER voted to increase year over year tax rates on local property owners--and I NEVER will.  I believe governments must live within their means just as citizens and taxpayers do,  and that the simple answer, knee-jerk solution to a budget shortfall cannot always be to raise the rates on existing taxpayers to plug the hole.  When budget shortfalls occur, everyone must cut their spending.  To include local governments, counties, school districts and the state.

--We have completed $Millions of Dollars in quality of life, infrastructure, public safety, and economic development  projects in District 1 over the last 3 years--with many more coming!
     --Restrooms at Beulah Park--completed
     --Traffic Light at Beulah Road and Mobile Hwy--completed
     --Mitchell Avenue Sidewalks in Avondale--completed
     --Drainage improvements and Sidewalks project on Merlin Road--completed
     --4-lane and sidewalk addition for Longleaf Drive from Pine Forest Road to Wymart Road--fully funded and currently at 60% design
     --Restore Act Funding requested for a new Boat Ramp and park facility on 39 acres at Perdido Bay
     --$1.5 Million in D1 Restore Act funds utilized to help bring the $230 Million ST Engineering Aerospace Expansion to Escambia County--with over 1300 good paying jobs!
     --Acquisition of OLF 8 in Beulah to be utilized to create mixed use development and amenities for the community and the county + an additional 300 jobs at NFCU paying an average wage approaching $50K yearly
     --Voted to economize County Transportation by negotiating the function to become an in-house department-saving County taxpayers millions of dollars.
     --Turn lane at Woodside avenue-completed
     --Hwy 98 Resurfacing and Safety Improvements from Blue Angel to the Alabama State Line--completed (state funded)
     --4-lane and sidewalks from Exit 5 in Beulah to Beulah Road--funded and under construction with completion this year (state funded)
     -- Upgrades to the Bellview Ball park, including a new score board and renovated baseball and softball fields--completed
     -- Drafted and presented to the BCC  the ordinance establishing the NW District 1 advisory committee--ordinance passed in 2018 and the committee was selected and seated in 2019.  This 9-member committee will assist D1 with the drafting of an overlay district or a master plan to help more intelligently guide development in the greater Beulah area (precincts 43, 5, and 68)
    --$300K in Restore Act funding submitted for the cost of the Beulah area master plan or overlay plan

Testimonials: What Do Citizens and Leaders in the Public and Private Sector Say about Jeff Bergosh's Past Performance?



"Jeff Bergosh is a leader with fortitude and he is not afraid to tell the truth--even when it is not popular.  He understands governance, infrastructure, and leadership.  He also knows growth and economic development and how important these things are to a thriving economy.  He represents his constituents with distinction- and he greatly assisted in the team effort to bring millions of dollars to Pensacola and Escambia County for high-tech jobs at the Pensacola Airport.  His assistance was vital and our community is better for it.  Jeff is the right man to represent District 1 on the Escambia Board of County Commissioners"
Mayor Ashton J. Hayward (Pensacola Mayor 2011-2019)




"Jeff Bergosh has proven himself to be an involved, hard-working board member who asks tough questions and isn't afraid to go against the prevailing winds. He said that "I don't feel entitled to the seat, I have to earn it," and that's how he has gone about the job.  He's been a fiscal conservative from the start."
Pensacola News Journal Editorial Board, July 30, 2010

“I want to personally thank Jeff Bergosh for keeping me appraised on the impact our legislation has on the local districts from the perspective of the conservative board members on the bottom of 4-1 and 3-2 votes, like I was when I was a school board member… Jeff worked very hard over the last several sessions and represented his area with distinction as he and the Florida Coalition of School Board Members helped us pass some very important legislation in the 2016 term”               


--   Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, May 2016



"I know first hand what it takes to do the job of a County Commissioner, and I strongly support Jeff Bergosh for County Commissioner in District 1 because he has the skills and abilities to do the job and represent us well.  Jeff has my full support in this election"

Wilson B Robertson, Escambia County Commissioner District 1,   2008-2016                                                        August, 2016





About Me

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I am the District 1 Commissioner on the Escambia Board of County Commissioners. I was elected to the Commission as the District 1 Member on November 8, 2016. If the Good Lord wills it-- I will serve in this capacity until November of 2020. Prior to this, I was the school board member for the same district, elected in November of 2006, subsequently re-elected in 2010 and elected unopposed in 2014. I am also the full-time Facilities Management Annex Manager locally for a Huntsville, Alabama- based woman-owned defense contractor. I am a 1986 Graduate of Pensacola High School; I have a BA from San Diego State University and I hold a Master of Science in Public Administration degree from the University of West Florida. My wife Sally and I have three children, Tori, Nick, and Brandon. I have a passion for and a vested interest in our neighborhoods as a long-term resident of Beulah in Escambia's District 1. Call me on my cell phone, any time, for community-related concerns for which I can be of assistance at 850-293-1459