Associate regional editor
Born in Rochester, N.Y., Sherri Lonon moved to Land O' Lakes via Amsterdam, N.Y., when she was 12. Lonon attended Pine View Middle and Land O' Lakes High before going on to receive her degree in history from the University of South Florida.
Always an avid writer, she began her career in journalism in 1990, writing mostly about local communities such as Land O' Lakes, Lutz, Carrollwood, Town 'N Country and Plant City. She also served as the community relations coordinator for the Hillsborough County Water Department. She is married and has two young daughters.
When she's not working, she enjoys reading, watching a good horror movie and hanging out with her family and friends.
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How would you describe your political beliefs?
I'm a firm believer in the Constitution and feel that our centralized government has become too big and too cumbersome to do the work it was initially tasked with.
Are you registered with a certain party?
I am a registered voter, but strongly believe both parties have lost sight of their mission to uphold the Constitution.
How religious would you consider yourself? (casual, observant, devout, non religious)
I'm not an avid church-goer, but I've witnessed some miracles in life that make me believe there is someone watching out for us.
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