Steve Champion is a fifth generation Brooksville resident. Commissioner Champion graduated from Fort Lauderdale High School and earned a bachelor’s in business administration at Hamilton College. He owns American Gun and Pawn in Brooksville and previously spent more than 20 years working for Target. He and his wife, Shanda, have two adult children and three school-aged children.Commissioner Champion was elected to the Board of County Commissioners in November 2016. He has previously served as Vice Chairman. He is a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association and an annual sponsor for the Hernando High School Future Farmers of America.Commissioner Champion’s top priorities include making Hernando County government more efficient and business friendly. He believes the key to budget issues is growth.