Marilyn Sears is a lifetime Floridian, LaBelle resident since 1986 and has 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. She attended Baylor University and has a degree from Iowa State University. Marilyn is a descendant of the Roberts Family, one of the first cattle ranching families in the SW Florida area. The Roberts family owned and operated the Red Cattle Company on approx. 12,000 acres in Hendry County. In addition, Marilyn was in the cattle business herself for 10 years managing a cow/calf operation on approx. 900 acres. A local business woman, she established Riverside Real Estate in 1998. She has served on the board of Hendry Regional Hospital and City of LaBelle Variance Committee.