Media Release

Volusia County businessman Randy Dye
launches campaign for County Chair

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May 4, 2023

Volusia County, FL – Volusia County businessman and longtime local civic activist Randy Dye announced his candidacy today for County Chair.

A DeLand resident and owner of two auto dealerships, Daytona Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and Maserati Alfa Romeo of Daytona, Dye launched his campaign with a video release highlighting his leadership skills, business experience and long history of community involvement.

Dye has called Volusia County home since 1982 and bought his first dealership more than 26 years ago. His long history of community service includes being a trustee and past president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties, a Trustee at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, a member of the Board of Directors and past Chairman of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the CEO Business Alliance and a member of TeamVolusia’s executive committee. Gov. Ron DeSantis also appointed Dye to serve on Daytona State College’s Board of Trustees.

“Everything in my background and my experiences has prepared me to provide the leadership necessary to guide us into a brighter future,” Dye said in announcing his candidacy.

A former race car driver, Dye also serves on the Board of Directors of the non-profit NASCAR Foundation that’s devoted to improving the lives of children. He’s an ardent supporter of many local charities, including the Childhood Cancer Foundation and local suicide prevention and awareness programs. Dye also started his own aid organization, 71 MVP, that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities. In 2019, Dye was named Philanthropist of the Year by the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Dye said he plans to hit the ground running and make his way around the county listening to residents’ concerns and making his case to the voters in the run-up to the 2024 election.

“I’m excited about this opportunity,” Dye said in his announcement video. “I want to hear from you, our residents, about what’s important to you, what’s on your mind and how our government can better serve your needs.”

Dye’s car dealerships employ 125 people. In his off time, Dye is a sports enthusiast – including his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates. He has been married to his wife, Andrea, for 15 years and has three children – daughters Nikki and Abby and son Daniel – and two grandchildren. Dye is a Lead Elder at City Sanctuary Church in DeLand, served on DeLand Little League’s Board of Directors and was a founder along with race car legend Mark Martin in building the Little New Smyrna Speedway quarter midget racetrack. He also is a graduate of the Leadership DeLand program and taught local middle school students as a participant in the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce’s Success At Work (SAW) program.

For the 62-year-old Dye, this is his first time running for elective office.

(Paid by Randy Dye for Volusia County Chair)