But the three men seeking the Republican nomination for the seat see no problem serving constituents on both sides of the line.
Mike Fasano, a state senator who can't run for re-election because of term limits, hopes to switch over to the House of Representatives. In making that attempt, though, he faces Michael Kennedy, a business owner, and James Mathieu, a lawyer who works as a mediator.
Pasco County Sheriff's debate at The Republican Club of Central Pasco and West Pasco Chamber at PHCC
A candidates' debate between Sheriff Chris Nocco and his two Republican challengers grew raucous Wednesday night when the pro-Nocco crowd demanded to know if each candidate would support the winner of the Aug. 14 primary.
The chamber debate gave many voters their first opportunity to hear from church pastor Bill Gunter, who is challenging incumbent Commissioner Jack Mariano. The race is open to all Pasco voters.
The District 3 race provided the most fireworks of the night as candidates tried to distance themselves from front-runner Kathryn Starkey, a former school board member who has raised the most money and racked up the most endorsements.
Incumbent Commissioner Ted Schrader, seeking his fourth term, faces challenges from citrus grower Ronnie Oakley and Rachel O'Conner, a former field representative for the Republic Party of Florida.