Doug Pettit
Available reports...
  • M3 4/11/2022
  • M4 5/10/2022
  • M4 5/10/2022
  • M5 6/10/2022
  • P1 6/24/2022
  • P2 7/8/2022
  • P3 7/22/2022
  • P4 7/29/2022
  • P5 8/5/2022
  • P6 8/12/2022
  • P7 8/19/2022
  • G1 9/2/2022
  • G2 9/16/2022
  • G3 9/30/2022
  • G3 9/30/2022
  • G4 10/14/2022
  • G5 10/28/2022
  • G6 11/4/2022
Candidate's Statement

I graduated from Chopticon High School in Morganza, Maryland and attended Glassboro State College in Glassboro, New Jersey, where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio & TV Communication. I played high school football and worked in the tobacco fields of southern Maryland as a young man; I bought my first car with the money from an acre of tobacco that my father gave me in exchange for helping everyone else plant and harvest theirs. I worked hard enough to be recruited to play Division III football and upon graduation I was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.  I reported to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion (CEB), 1st Marine Division as my initial duty station.  During my time at 1st CEB I was the Heavy Equipment Platoon Commander for the 1st Marine Division, responsible for 108 Marines, 68 pieces of heavy equipment with a $1.2M budget.  In 1990-91 I participated in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm as a Company Commander in 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, responsible for over 600 active duty and Reserve Marines spread throughout the operational area. After leaving active Marine Corps service at the conclusion of Desert Storm, I came to Florida in 1993 as the result of my civilian occupation in the fitness equipment business. I maintained my position in the Marine Corps Reserves, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and retiring in 2003 with 26 years of total service. After a brief period as a small business owner of a computer game center in Lake Mary, I entered the teaching profession thru the Troops to Teachers program, starting as a Substitute in the Seminole County School system and eventually becoming certified to teach. In 2007 I was selected as the Head Football Coach at T. Dewitt Taylor High School in Pierson and over the next several years taught, and coached, at several high schools in Volusia and Seminole County. In 2019 I retired from teaching after 15 years as a high school teacher in Physical Education, Special Education and Social Studies. I’ve maintained my contact with young people and schools by continuing to coach in retirement at the high school level. I'm the Vice-President of the Marine Veterans Motorcycle Association and I enjoy playing golf (tho not very well) and riding my motorcycle thru the beautiful countryside in Volusia County. I'm a newlywed, married to my beautiful wife Tamara in early 2021 and you can find me some weekends participating in Scottish Highland Games ( a KILT!!)

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