Jimmy Lodato was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, where he graduated from Jefferson High School and attended the University of Tampa. After a successful career as Vice President with a national company, he founded three corporations specializing in statewide sales, service, marketing and advertising of non-food products in the food and drug trade.
Jimmy has been heavily involved with the School District for several years. In 2015, he was Chairman of the Steering Committee and Co-chairman of Save Our Students Hernando. As such, he spearheaded the campaign to revive the half-cent sales tax funding which will generate $120 million over ten years for school capital improvements. During this time, Jimmy visited Hernando county schools and met with teachers, students and school employees who shared the needs of the District with him.
Jimmy currently serves as a member of the board for the Hernando County Education Foundation, is a sponsor and volunteer for Kiwanis Back to School programs, involved with Communities in Schools and a member of Sons of Italy in Hernando County. He was awarded the Outstanding Community Engagement Award from Hernando County Education Foundation as well as from Hernando County School District for Faithful Dedication and Tireless Commitment as Co-Chair of Save Our Students Campaign to Restore the Half Cent.
Jimmy has four grown children, two of which are teachers. He and his wife, Tammy, have been married over 37 years and moved to Hernando County in 1999 from Tierra Verde in Pinellas County.
919 North Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34601