Commissioner Mike Rahn, District Four


Mike Rahn

Party Affiliation: Republican - Elected 2022

Phone: (941) 745-3713

Fax: (941) 745-3790

Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address:
The Honorable Mike Rahn
P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206-1000

To schedule appointments, follow through on concerns, or obtain County information, you may contact Commissioner Rahn's assistant, Derrick Evans by phone at (941) 748-4501, x3773, or email at [email protected].


Rahn is a lifelong resident of Manatee/Sarasota counties. After graduating from Sarasota High School in 1980, Rahn joined the United States Marine Corps where he served 13 distinguished years, both active and reserve duty. He also served in Operation Desert Storm and was honorably discharged. While serving in the Marines, Rahn was awarded numerous meritorious citations, medals and ribbons. Currently working for South State Bank, Rahn has been a residential mortgage leader for over 29 years in the Manatee/Sarasota market, helping hundreds of homeowners obtain the American dream of homeownership. 
Manatee County Board of County Commissioners, Elected November 2022; Chairman, 2024

Rahn has held various leadership roles at the local and state level:

  • Manatee County Planning Commissioner 2016 – Current
  • Home Builders Association of Manatee-Sarasota
  • Past President
  • President 2014-2015.
  • First Non-Builder President of the Association.
  • Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee.
  • Chairman of the Political Action Committee - FUSE
  • Past Second Vice President - 4 Terms as Second Vice President
  • Life Board of Director
  • Twice awarded Associate of the Year
  • Twice awarded the Presidential Eagle Award
Florida Home Builders Association
  • Past Second Vice President
  • Served as Third Vice President
  • Life Board of Director
  • Past Chairman of FHBA Foundation
  • Past Board of Director, Executive Committee and Audit Committee Chairman for Florida Home Builder
Insurance Company
  • Past Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Past Chairman of the Banking and Investment Committee
  • Past Chairman of the Real Estate Committee
  • Past Chairman of the Political Action Committee.
  • Member of the Finance Committee
  • Member of the Political Action Committee
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Associate of the Year and Presidential Eagle Award winner
  • National Association of Home Builders Director
  • Member of the Housing Finance Committee
  • Member of the State and Local Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Member: Florida Public Service Commission Nominations Committee. Appointed in 2020.
Mike also was elected to the Florida Housing Hall of Fame in 2017.

Rahn also serves the community as the Chairman of the Board Directors for the Safe Children Coalition, member of the Finance & the Philanthropic Committee’s and is Chairman of the SCC Foundation. The Safe Children Coalition serves at-risk children and families in Manatee, Sarasota and Desoto counties. SCC is the largest foster care and adoption program in the three counties under the 12th District Court.

Rahn has two sons and two grandchildren. When he’s not working, Rahn enjoys playing golf, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Rahn is a conservative Republican and believes in the Constitution. He believes in supporting the military, law enforcement and first responders. He is supporter of Gov. DeSantis and President Trump. He is pro-life.

His life motto is the quote by Muhammad Ali: “The service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”