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Sheriff James F. Potter (D)

Arcadia

Education

North Shore High School, Glen Head, NY; Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy. 

Military

U.S. Air Force, security police, 1981-1985.

Career

Ft. Walton Beach Police Dept. Auxiliary, 1985; Florida Highway Patrol: trooper 1986-1990, sergeant 1990-2000, lieutenant 2000-2010, captain (Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence), 2010-2014; retired as major 2014; elected Sheriff of DeSoto County, 2016.

Honors and Affiliations 

Arcadia Kiwanis Club, president; Mason-Peace River Lodge No 66; Leadership DeSoto Class IV graduate 2014; Chamber of Commerce of DeSoto, Inc., director; DeSoto County Historical Society; DeSoto County High School Top Dog Booster; American Legion member, Post 11; Jim Space Community Playground rebuild team, captain; Florida Sheriff's Association; Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches; Upward Soccer Coach 2003-2008; Community Traffic Safety Team 2000-2010; DeSoto County Rodeo Association, member; Florida Cattleman's Association, member; National Wildlife Turkey Federation, member.

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