Name: Bob Gause
Place of residence: Palmetto
Previous elected office: Served on the school board since November 2006.
Profession: Landscape architect and part owner of Allison Gause Incorporated, a civil engineering, planning, landscape architecture firm.
Other community service: Serves on the board of directors of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and several chamber committees, the Manatee Architects Association, the Manatee River Fair Association, and the Crosthwait Fishing Tournament. Is a member of Gulf Coast Builders Exchange.
Family: Wife Kris and son Chase.