Published: Nov 30, 2011 5:19 PM EST

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A Lehigh Acres fire commissioner has died. Kevin Shea passed away late last night, at Gulf Coast Hospital. He had suffered a stroke, on November 22nd.

Shea had been active in Lehigh Acres in recent years, and had argued for better controls on expenses in the fire department.

His term on the fire board was scheduled to run until 2014. The fire district is working on how to replace him.