Sumter County District 2 Commissioner
Commissioner Bilardello resides in District 2. For the defined district boundaries, please click here.
Thank you for taking the time to read my bio. I grew up in Broward County, FL back when it was very rural and much like Sumter County was 40 years ago. As a child my playgrounds were cow pastures, orange groves and the Everglades. It was a wonderful place to live and grow up. After high school I enlisted in the US Air Force as a Security Forces Specialist. After my honorable discharge from active duty, I entered the Air Force Reserve and continued serving my country for an additional 12 years. I then transferred to the Army Reserve as a Criminal Investigative Special Agent and served for additional 8 years. In 1978, I began my career in civilian law enforcement and retired from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in 2012 as a Captain. During that time, I served in a wide variety of positions, from dispatcher to patrol deputy, criminal investigations, undercover narcotics, K-9 handler and supervisor of many different units while rising through the ranks. I served as a District Commander/Police Chief in the City of Belle Glade and as a patrol Captain where I was directly responsible for a daily workforce of 200+ on-duty deputies during my shift. I’ve written and managed budgets of over 20 million dollars while assigned to our Support Services unit (K-9, marine and mounted patrol, aviation, traffic unit, etc.). During my time at PBSO (an agency that went from 800 to over 4000 during my tenure), I obtained both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Public Administration from Barry University and Nova Southeastern University, respectively. After my retirement I was offered and accepted the position of Public Safety Director in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico. As such, I was in charge of the Police Dept., Fire Dept., EMS and mountain Search and Rescue. I returned to Florida in 2018 to care for my elderly mother. Since moving to Sumter County, I have continued serving our community by becoming a Supervisor on the CDD 12 Board, Vice President of The VHA Far South, President of The Villages Republican Club and a volunteer Big Brother for a young man in Webster. I’m now serving you, not just the residents of District 2, but ALL residents of Sumter County. Whether you’re on a paved or dirt road, have a septic tank or public sewer system. I don’t care if your property taxes are $50 or $15,000; everyone deserves the best representation from our elected officials. I will be the person that represents you, the people; and delivers that localized and personalized service. I will ensure that our tax dollars get spent wisely and for necessary purposes only. Please feel free to contact me via email with any questions or concerns. Thank you for allowing me to represent you and to be your voice.