MANATEE COUNTY -Ed Hunzeker has a lot of inside information and knowledge of Manatee County, so he is now running for a spot on the County Commission.

Hunzeker, who retired in March after 12 years as the Manatee County Administrator, announced Monday that he is a candidate for the District 5 seat on the County Commission, according to the Herald Tribune.

The 72 year– old Republican said he has been committed to reducing taxes, streamlining county services, protecting our precious environment and improving the quality of life in Manatee County since he first moved here in 2007.

As the former county administrator he knows Manatee County inside and out. In fact, he may know the inner workings of the  county government better than anyone..