Mike Olson, the tax collector in Pasco County for 32 years, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, the day after he suffered a stroke. Olson, a native of New Port Richey, served on the county commission from 1974-1980. He was elected to his first term as the county's tax collector in 1981. He also worked as an executive at Exchange National and Mid-County Commercial banks. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary, daughters Mary Beth (and David) Grodszinsky and Kelly (and Bill) Rutherford; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Published in TBO.com on July 1, 2013