PORT ST. LUCIE — A St. Lucie County firefighter who caught his wife in bed with a bible-thumping Republican county commissioner and called out the guy publicly said in an exclusive interview with Gossip Extra he took no joy in ending the politician’s short career.
“I’ve been praying for peace and forgiveness,” said Peter Villasuso, who’s also a paramedic. “Everything that’s happening is his doing, not mine.
“I don’t judge. He is being judged by a higher power. I don’t take any joy or pride or anything else in the guy resigning his political position. And I don’t know yet if what happened to him is enough.
“But I’m pretty sure the man should’ve known better.”
That man, St. Lucie County Commissioner and Calvary PSL deacon Tod Mowery, resigned the commission seat that’s been his since 2010 this week after he was accused of conducting an affair with Villasuso’s wife of 20 years and the mother of their three children under 10.
Mowery isn’t returning calls, but in a statement published Monday, he said: “I ask forgiveness of any transgressions I’ve made and commit myself to being the person God intended me to be. I apologize to my family, my fellow commissioners and to the citizens of this community who have elected me twice to this office.”
Two weeks ago, Peter Villasuso wrote letters to Gov. Rick Scott and the St. Lucie County Fire District, where Mowery also sat, of having an affair with his wife Sharon, whose Twitter handle, it turns out, is @sharonforjesus.
Mowery, Villasuso wrote, “not only shows callous disregard for the sanctity of marriage, but also shows his breach of fiduciary duty to the firefighters of the fire district. (He) destroyed the trust and confidence of my fellow first-responders. How can a firefighter go to work on a 24-hour shift knowing that a Fire Board member may be at his or her home having an affair with their spouse?”
Villasuso followed up that letter with two more to county commissioners and the Republican Party of St. Lucie County just before Thanksgiving.
Mowery is also married. He and local school teacher Deborah, a former combat medic, have two kids and she coordinates the children’s ministry at Calvary PSL.
As of today, neither couple filed for divorce.