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Ted Schrader Apologizes to Pasco County

The Pasco County Commission Chairman was arrested over the weekend on a domestic battery charge.

Pasco County Commission Chairman Ted Schrader opened today’s meeting like any other with one exception. He took time out to apologize for recent actions that led to his Sunday, Feb. 3 arrest on a domestic battery charge.

“I apologize to my wife, my family for any embarrassment I may have caused,” Schrader said. He also apologized to the “employees of Pasco County and the citizens of Pasco County.”

To the residents who have supported him through the years, he said, “Hopefully, I can earn your trust.”

Schrader, who recently began his fourth term on the commission, was arrested Sunday following an incident over the weekend at his San Antonio home. Schrader’s wife, Julia, said he came into her bedroom Saturday morning around 9 a.m. and grabbed her arm and leg, leaving bruises, according to an arrest report.

Ted Schrader, 57, was booked into the Land O’ Lakes jail and was later released on $200 bond.

“This is a personal and private matter … I appreciate all your support,” Schrader said before moving on with the commission agenda.

What do you think New Port Richey? Does Schrader’s arrest erode your trust in him? What do you think about his apology? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

jwk February 05, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Nothing is private anymore
Jimmy James II February 05, 2013 at 05:06 PM
Sad for all involved.
ssm February 05, 2013 at 07:17 PM
Always good to hear an apology...............however, the future will hold the truth of it. When you're a public servant/in the public eye...........nothing is private.
Jeb Bobara February 05, 2013 at 10:54 PM
Private? You should have known it wouldn't be. Your judgement is highly suspect and as a result, I can no longer trust you as an elected official. You should RESIGN NOW and spare us the pain of any crying and gnashing of teeth from your camp.

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