Meet Your Supervisor


    

 

Dana Southerland


  • Lifelong resident of Taylor County
  • Year elected - 2008 / Took office January 1, 2009 / Currently serving 3rd term
  • State Certified Supervisor of Elections
  • Master Florida Certified Elections Professional
  • Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA)
  • Employed with Taylor County Government for over thirty years
  • Worked in the elections office eight years prior to being elected
  • Married to Mark Southerland and has three children Drew, Beth and Tony

Florida State Association Supervisor of Elections Committees...

  • Executive Committee 
    (Treasurer  2013-2014, Secretary 2014-2015, Vice-President 2015-2016, President-Elect 2016-2017)
  • Budget Committee (2013-2014) (2016-2017)
  • Long Range Planning Committee (2013-2015) (2016-2017)
  • Scholarship Committee (2013-2016)
  • Vote Center Task Force (2013-2014)
  • New SOE Orientation Committee (2012-2013)
  • Legislative Committee (District 3, 2010-2011, 2011-2012)
  • Florida Certified Elections Professional (FCEP) Committee (2010-2016)
  • Communications and Publications Committee (2009-2010), (2014-2016)
  • Has attended over 1250 hours of instructional election related classes/seminars/conferences

Community Involvement...

  • Member of New Home Baptist Church
  • Member of Perry Women's Club (2011-2017) 
  • Member of Rotary Club (2016-2017)
  • Served on PTO at various schools for many years (served as Treasurer and President)
  • Served as Secretary for the School Advisory Council
  • Served as Chairperson for the Taylor Education Foundation Mini-Grant Committee for several years
  • TCHS Reading/Email Buddy (2009-2010)
  • 4 H Florida Livestock Supporter (2009-2017)
  • Member of the Taylor County Chamber of Commerce (2012-2017)
  • Optimist Club Kids Fishing Tournament Sponsor
  • Perry Kiwanis - Flag Sponsor

Accomplishments since taking office...

  • Has assisted in registering over 400 high school students to vote
  • Implemented the "Vote in Honor of a Vet" program for Taylor County (currently displaying 200 of our honored Vets)