Governor Shawn with Group

Photo Attached: Shawn with Pasco Kids First Team – Pictured left to right: Chopper Davis, Doug Saxon, Annette Saxon, Shawn Foster, Ginny Seidle, Glenna Hileman, Paul Friedlander, Teresa Foster, Laura Violante, Mike Ciminna

Shawn Foster received the official Honorary Governor of West Pasco top hat at the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on July 22nd. Foster raised a total of $28,054.04 with $14,507.02 given to his charity of choice, Pasco Kids First.

The 19th annual “Honorary Governor of West Pasco” competition, sponsored by the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, is a fundraising effort for the Chamber and the charities chosen by the candidates. The other candidates were Ken Watkins representing SPCA Suncoast and Mark Wickham represented Youth & Family Alternatives. The community came together and supported all three candidates raising more than $48,300 and $4,800 in labor and supplies for kennel renovations for SPCA Suncoast.

The West Pasco Chamber held two joint events with all three candidates including a kickoff debate and a Governor’s Olympics. Foster held several fundraisers throughout the three month race including a kickball tournament, a Ladies Night and Fashion Show event and a Cinco de Mayo Mega Raffle drawing.

Pasco Kids First is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1989 as the Pasco Family Protection Team. Pasco Kids First is committed to continuing to advocate for the best interests of children with assessment, therapy and prevention services through their work as a fully accredited Children’s Advocacy Center. It is their mission to keep kids safe, strengthen families through empowerment and enhance our community by preventing child abuse and healing children from trauma. For more information about Pasco Kids First, visit

Honorary Shawn with Board  Honorary Governor Shawn Honorary Shawn and First Lady Teresa