Seminole supervisor of elections announces he will not seek reelection

Chris Anderson was first elected supervisor of elections in 202

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SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Chris Anderson announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection.

In a release from Anderson’s office, officials said that Anderson served in the military and law enforcement prior to being appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis as the supervisor of elections in January 2019.

In 2020, Anderson was officially elected to office as the first African American constitutional officer in Seminole County, the release says.

According to the release, Anderson was tasked with leading his organization through a challenging election in 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and eventually founded the Florida Supervisor of Elections Public Relations Committee, which he serves as chairman.

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Before leaving office, Anderson plans to implement postage paid-for returned mail ballots for the 2024 elections cycle, officials stated.

He also obtained approval from the Seminole Board of County Commissioners for a new building to better serve a growing population in Seminole County, which is currently at 344, 790 voters, his office announced.

No information was provided on the reasons behind Anderson’s decision to not seek reelection.

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