Legislator Profile

Former Florida Senator Charles S. ''Charlie'' Dean (R)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Charles S. ''Charlie'' Dean
District Address:
405 Tompkins Street
Inverness, FL 34450
(352) 860-5175

Capitol Address:
311 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5005
political profile
  • Senate District:5
  • First Elected:2007
  • Terms Out:2016
  • Party:Republican
  • Delegations:Baker,Citrus,Columbia,Dixie,Gilchrist,Lafayette,Levy,Marion,Suwannee,Union
  • District Information:Map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Senate, June 26, 2007, reelected subsequently
    Majority (Republican) Whip, 2008-2010
    House of Representatives, 2002-2007
  • Born:May 31, 1939 in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Moved to Florida:
  • Religious Affiliation:Baptist
  • Education:Rollins College, M.S., Criminal Justice, 1976
    Florida State University, B.S., Criminology-Police Administration, 1963
    Central Florida Community College, A.A., 1962
  • Occupation:Sheriff, Retired; Cattleman; Consultant
  • Spouse:Judy Baxter of Columbia, TN
  • Children:Shannon Wright; Charles S., Jr.
  • Affiliations:Citrus Lodge, F&AM, past Master
    Inverness Elks #2522
    Marine Corps League, Citrus Detachment #819
    Ocala Scottish Rite Bodies
    Tampa and Citrus Shrine Club, Egypt Temple Shrine
  • Highlights:Florida Sheriffs' Self-Insurance Fund, Board of Managers 1988-1996
    National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) Board of Directors 1990-1996, appointed to Executive Committee 1993, Nominating Committee, Chairman 1991
    Blue Lightning Strike Force, Chairman 1987-1993
    FSA Workers' Compensation Program Board of Trustees, Chairman, 1993
    Florida Parole Qualifications Committee 1988-1992, Chairman, 1993
    Recognized as Top Crime Prevention Administrator by Florida Crime Prevention Association (FPCA), 1991
    Elected to Florida Sheriffs' Association Board of Directors 1983, Secretary 1985, President 1986
  • Former Service:Citrus County Sheriff, 1981-1996
    Citrus County School Board, Director of General Services, 1965-1980
    Citrus County Juvenile Court, Juvenile Counselor, 1972-1975
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