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Sheriff Mark A. Hunter (NPA)

Lake City

Education

Columbia High School; BA degree, organizational management, Edward Waters College; Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army; Chief Executive Seminar, Class 43; graduate, FBI National Academy, 256th Session.

Military 

Citizen soldier, Florida Army National Guard, Lt. Colonel, retired after 30 years of service.

Career

Patrol deputy, school resource officer, Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office, 1994-1999; instructor coordinator, North Florida Community College, 1995; special agent, district supervisor, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Enforcement, 1999-2005; undersheriff, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, 2005-2006; elected Sheriff of Columbia County, 2008; re-elected, 2012 and 2016.

Honors and Affiliations 

Elk’s Lodge 893, 1987-present; district chairman, Suwannee River District Boy Scouts of America, 2008-2011; co-chair, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Pill Mill Strike Force, 2011-present; Board of Directors, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2012-present, chairman, 2015, secretary, 2016; committee member, Florida Model Jail Standards, 2012-present. Florida Chapter FBI National Academy Association, 2014-present.

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