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Hybrid Meeting May 20, 2021
Chris Anderson is a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan in 2002. He was appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis as the new Supervisor of Elections for Seminole County effective January 18, 2019.
He served as Seminole County Deputy Sheriff and Background Investigator and is a certified truth Verification Examiner. This followed serving in law enforcement roles for the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office and the Apopka Police Department.
He was raised by a single father, who had to fight numerous internal demons while trying to raise a son on his own. He died in 2003 of AIDS. Despite his father’s best efforts, they often lived without essentials such as running water and electricity due to unpaid bills. Anderson vividly remembers doing homework by candlelight and going to bed hungry.He overcame his adversities with the help of many others, such as his beloved grandmother Ida.
Anderson persevered and, after finishing high school, he enlisted in the United States Army less than two months before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He was deployed to Afghanistan.
He met his wife, Ebony, in 9th grade and has been married for 20 years. He is the father one son and two daughters. He graduated from Columbia College with a degree in criminal justice and is a licensed pilot. He is a member of the Church of Christ and enjoys spending time with his family at the beach and reading books on leadership.