Sheriff David C. Hobbs (D)
Public schools of Jefferson County; Florida Highway Patrol Academy.
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1976-1982.
Florida Highway Patrol, 11 years; deputy sheriff, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, eight years; elected Sheriff of Jefferson County, 2004; re-elected 2008, 2012 and 2016.
Honors and Affiliations
Board of Directors, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2004-2008; Board of Managers, Florida Risk Management Fund, 2014; Governor appointment to Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, 2014; board member, 4-H Advisory Committee; recipient, Veterans of Foreign Wars Golden Medal Award for Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, 2004; Letters of Commendation, Florida Highway Patrol Troop H for Outstanding Productivity; GEM Award, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; Bronze Award, United Way, 2004-2012; member, Rotary International; Fred and Velinda Williams/Chamber of Commerce Award for government official that has contributed the most to the Chamber and Community; Distinguished Citizen Award, Boy Scouts of America, 2012; instrumental in legislation requiring state drivers licenses and ID cards to identify sexual offenders; implemented Cops & Kids program to give bicycles to underprivileged children at Christmas; implemented Project Lifesaver to aide in search for persons with special needs; organized department fundraisers: United Way; American Cancer Society; Senior Citizens Center of Jefferson County.