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Council welcomes Representative Spencer Roach

October 2, 2019
By MELISSA BILL ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Lehigh Acres Community Council will host guest speaker District 79 Florida House of Representative Spencer Roach on Monday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. Roach, who is a retired military officer, was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2018. He holds the house District 79 seat which was previously held by Matt Caldwell.

According to Council Vice President Tyler Woody, this a chance for the public to get to know Roach and ask questions about legislative issues that pertain to the community.

"He will be speaking about what will be coming up this legislative session, as well as any questions that may come up. There may also be some questions pertaining to the fire districts' attempt to change state law," Woodby said.

Since his nomination, Roach has filed legislation on behalf of his district including a bill (HB 421) aimed to ensure children removed from their parents by the Department of Children and Families get placed with family or into a permanent home within 12 months.

He also recently met with the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District in regards to its current challenges, one being the building of a new fire station to service the West Sunshine area of Lehigh. Roach plans to file a $5 million dollar appropriation request for the build-out of the district's Station 106.

In previous interviews Roach cited that his career in the Coast Guard left him with a strong commitment to public service and a desire to protect the Constitution and defend individual liberties. He serves District 79, a diverse district in the region that covers North Fort Myers, Buckingham, Fort Myers Shores and Lehigh Acres. The majority of the region is a mix of incorporated, urban and rural areas.

The Lehigh Acres Community Council's meetings are open to the public and will now be held on the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at the LCSO East District substation, 1301 Homestead Rd N, Lehigh Acres. Those who would like more information on council meetings or the public forum can visit

For more information on Florida House Rep. Spencer Roach, visit



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