Stephen R. Jonsson, District Three


Stephen R. Jonsson, District Three

Party Affiliation: Republican - Elected 2016

Phone: (941) 745-3705

Fax: (941) 745-3790


Mailing Address:
The Honorable Stephen R. Jonsson
P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206

To schedule appointments, follow through on concerns, or obtain County information, you may contact Commissioner Jonsson's assistant Vida Gordon by phone at (941) 745-3721 or email at


Commissioner Jonsson was born in Orange, New Jersey and is a widower after 39 years of marriage. He has one son who is an attorney and a daughter who is a veterinarian tech.


Chatham High School, Chatham, NJ
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA (BS in Economics), 1973
University of Florida Graduate School, studies in accounting and finance


  • Leadership Manatee Graduate
  • Boys and Girls Club of Manatee County for 20 years
  • President of the Boys and Girls Club of Manatee
  • Sertoma Club of Manatee
  • Advisory Board of Directors of Mote Marine Laboratory
  • Manatee Chamber of Commerce
  • Economic Development Council of Manatee County
  • Board Member of the El Conquistador Homeowners Association

Public Service

Board of County Commissioners, Elected November 2016

  • Chairman, 2019
  • Member, 2016 - Present
  • Third Vice Chairman, 2017

Manatee County Port Authority

  • Member, 2016 - Present
  • Third Vice Chairman, 2017

Sarasota Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization

  • Member, 2017-2018

Airport Advisory Commission - 2018, 2019

Value Adjustment Board - 2018, 2019

Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program - 2018