Sarasota County Commissioner
Ron Cutsinger was elected to the Sarasota County Commission in November 2020.
Cutsinger has been a south Sarasota County resident for over 45 years. He and his wife Alison moved from Michigan in 1973 and have owned several local businesses, including Ron’s Restaurant in Englewood, which they opened in 1974. After selling Ron’s, Cutsinger completed formal training in Bible and Ministry, returned to pastor a local congregation for 12 years, and founded Suncoast Christian School. He continues to serve as a leader in his church.
For nearly 30 years, Cutsinger has been a financial advisor and is the owner and managing director of Waypoint Wealth Management, a full-service financial services firm. He holds his Series 24 Securities Principal License and is certified by the Securities and Exchange Commission as a registered investment advisor.
An active water sports enthusiast, Cutsinger enjoys scuba diving, fishing, boating and kayaking. Sarasota County’s natural wonder and pristine beauty are what brought him to the area, and one of his top priorities will be to always safeguard our treasured environment assets.
Cutsinger loves and is committed to Sarasota County and has served as a member of civic and nonprofit community service organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Rotary Club of Sarasota, and the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. He served as president of the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library and as a member of the Sarasota County Library Advisory Board. He has also served on the Sarasota County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and was recognized by the Friends of The Legacy Trail for his support of the successful referendum to extend the trail. He most recently served as Chairman of the Sarasota County Planning Commission, from which he stepped down to run for Sarasota County Commission.
Ron’s three sons were born and raised here. He has three grandsons and twin granddaughters who are the pride and joy of his life.