Robertson, a certified financial planner who lives in Lake Bernadette, is running to succeed District 2 Commissioner Pat Mulieri, who is retiring at the end of her term.
County commissioners need about 3,000 signatures from Pasco registered voters to get on the ballot without having to pay a $4,871 qualifying fee.
“I think it’s important for voters to know that there are two ways to get your name on the ballot in Pasco County,” he said in a release. “You can go out shake hands and talk to people or you can pay a filing fee of nearly $5,000. I don’t think I’d be a financially responsible candidate (or commissioner) if I was willing to throw away that kind of money instead of taking the time to meet the people of our county.”
Robertson will square off against former state Rep. Ken Littlefield and Wesley Chapel businessman Mike Moore in the Aug. 26 primary. Democrat Erika Remsberg is running unopposed for her party nomination.