Vanessa Baugh, District Five

2015 Commissioner Baugh

Contact Commissioner Baugh

Party Affiliation: Republican - Elected 2012

Phone: 941-745-3703
Fax:  941-745-3790
Mailing Address:  The Honorable Vanessa Baugh
P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206-1000


To schedule appointments, follow through on any concerns, or obtain County information contact Commissioner Baugh's assistant Marianne Lopata by calling (941) 745-3707 or e-mail her at


Commissioner Baugh is originally from Virginia and moved to Florida in 1999.
She and her husband, Don started Vanessa Fine Jewelry in 1999, which is located on Lakewood Main Street.  They have 4 children and 10 grandchildren.



Attended Tidewater Community College majoring in Business Administration
Gemological Institute of America


Public Service

Board of County Commissioners, Elected, November 2012

Port Authority

  • Member, 2012-2014
  • Third Vice Chairman, 2013, 2014 

Civic Center Authority 

  • Member, 2012-2014
  • First Vice Chairman, 2013, 2014

Community Redevelopment Agency

  • Member, 2012-2014

 Tourist Development Council

  • Chairman, 2014


  • Meals on Wheels, Board member
  • Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, Board Member
  • Lakewood Ranch Kiwanis, Board Member
  • Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance
  • Manatee Chamber of Commerce
  • Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, past Board member
  • Small Business Council, past Chairman
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Council
  • Manatee County Republican Executive Committee


Fishing, boating, traveling