This November, we will put the servant in public servant.
Bobby Agagnina is a native Central Floridian and educator. He is now a candidate for the Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Seat 1.
Bobby grew up in a middle-class suburb in Orlando, Florida, attending public schools. He learned a strong work ethic from his mother Joyce, a hair stylist and a school paraprofessional, who worked two jobs to make sure that their family had health benefits, and his father Robert Sr., who commuted to Miami every day for work chasing the American dream of owning his own business.
As a young man, Bobby Agagnina was active in the Boy Scouts of America earning his rank of Eagle Scout. He volunteered feeding the homeless, organized canned food drives, and protected the Birds of Prey. Bobby’s Eagle Scout project was to create and build nest platforms for eagles at the Audubon Center For Birds of Prey in Maitland. In scouting, Bobby grew as a leader and gained a passion for serving others. He developed his strong progressive values in helping the most vulnerable, and he still does.
Bobby Agagnina worked hard as a student, and he earned a Bright Future’s Scholarship to attend the University of North Florida. There, he learned that serving others as a public-school teacher was his calling. He wanted others to appreciate how valuable an education is, as it is for him. He participated in many progressive issues as a college student. He stood with a university environmental group to protect endangered species habitats from being converted into student housing. Also, he organized and managed a campaign to elect the first African American student body President. In both instances, Bobby Agagnina and his values and leadership won.
In 2010, Bobby earned his Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Education. He was the first in his family to earn a college degree. And he is grateful for the sacrifices that his family made for that to happen for him and his younger brother, Vince.
After graduation, Bobby Agagnina came home to teach at Lake Howell High School in Winter Park. The creation of a lifelong learner is Mr. Agagnina’s goal for his students. In 2019, Bobby was named an “A Plus Teacher” by Spectrum News 13. Over the past ten years, he works with his students everyday to show them how education is the pathway to the American dream.
Bobby’s commitment to being an active leader in his community continued when he attended the University of West Florida, and in 2017 he earned his Master’s in Educational Leadership. Being an engaged, passionate leader is who he is and always will be.
Bobby Agagnina became active in SEA, the Seminole County teachers’ union. He became his school’s representative, assisting with salaries and benefits. In 2019, Bobby was elected Vice President of SEA. He is a dedicated leader, who chairs committee meetings, advocates for his fellow educators, and leads delegations at conferences.
Now as a candidate for the Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Seat 1, Bobby Agagnina continues to bring his passionate servant leadership to the Soil and Water Conservation District board. Bobby’s SERVE plan will focus on reestablishing the Soil and Water Conservation board’s leadership and advocacy in Orange County. Bobby will Support the protection of our local wetlands and our rural areas from development, Educate the county about the importance of agricultural education programs in our schools and environmental and conservation programs that all citizens can participate in, Rebuild the public trust of the Soil and Water Conservation board as a necessary and active role in our community, Value our local farm workers and farms as well as environmental leaders who promote science-based approaches in protecting our environment, and Engage the public to attend more meetings by changing the meeting times to be more inclusive, as well as, encourage county-wide clean up days, so all can pitch in to continue to make our county healthy and clean for all.
Bobby Agagnina resides in Orlando, with his partner Luis. Bobby and Luis are active members in the Central Florida Softball League, which promotes love, equality, and family values. In Bobby’s free time, he enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with his loved ones.
Elect an educator and proven leader who will put the servant back in public servant. Vote for Bobby Agagnina for Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor Seat 1 on November 3rd.