Sanford mayor resigns, launches bid for property appraiser in upcoming election

Mayor’s third term set to end in 2022

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SANFORD, Fla. – Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett resigned from his office Monday in an effort to kickstart his run for Seminole County Property Appraiser.

Triplett was elected mayor in November 2010 and is currently on his 3rd term which was set to end in 2022, according to the city’s website.

Triplett said his resignation happened simultaneously as he opened his campaign account to qualify to pursue the county’s property appraiser role.

As of Monday morning, Seminole County’s records department said Triplett has filed to run but has not completed the steps to qualify. He has until noon Friday to complete the steps.

In a statement regarding his resignation, Triplett said serving as Sanford’s mayor has been one of his proudest achievements during his professional career.

“Sanford will always be home for me, and I take comfort knowing the City is in fine hands,” he wrote.

Triplett served as Chairman of the Downtown Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency and was the former Chairman of the Seminole County Port Authority, the Sanford Chamber of Commerce and Vice-Chairman of the Sanford Airport Authority prior to his stay as mayor.

David Johnson currently holds the position of Seminole County Property Appraiser. Johnson was elected to the office in 2004 and was re-elected unopposed for his fourth term in 2016.

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