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Ed Dean


Ed Dean was made sheriff of Marion County in 1998 through an appointment by the late Florida governor, Lawton Chiles, and was elected to the position in November 2000 and 2004.

Previously, Sheriff Dean served as an attorney at a private practice and held leadership roles in the manufacturing industry. In both the private and public sectors, Sheriff Dean has served on numerous local boards and commissions, including the Marion County Indigent Health Care Council, Marion Regional Manufacturers Association, and several law enforcement associations. Recently, he has led a county-wide effort to merge community and correctional health care.

Marion County, FL