A group photo from the Florida Supervisors of Elections 2023-24 installation ceremony, including Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner (center left) and Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd (center right).


Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections to Lead Statewide Elections Association

SARASOTA, FL – Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner today was sworn in as president of the Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE). As an organization, FSE represents all 67 supervisors of elections in Florida who collectively serve more than 14 million registered voters statewide.

In his role as president, Turner will support FSE’s mission to conduct fair, honest and accurate elections in Florida and continue the important work of past FSE presidents.

A native Floridian, Turner has the distinction of being the only person to serve as supervisor of elections in two counties in the state. Turner served as supervisor of elections in DeSoto County before moving to Sarasota County in 2001. Later serving as chief of staff for the Sarasota County elections office, he was elected in 2016 to his current role in Sarasota County.

“It is an honor to be chosen by the nation’s premier elections administrators to serve as president,” Turner said. “My goal as president is to work alongside all Florida supervisors of elections to ensure our state continues to be the gold standard for elections in our country.”

Turner points to a busy 2024 election cycle as a prime motivator for his time as FSE president. “With the Presidential Preference Primary in March, the Primary Election in August and General Election in November, each supervisor of elections is facing a tough test,” he said. “It’s a big job, but I’m confident in my fellow election professionals. I believe we will pass the test with flying colors.”

Per FSE bylaws, Turner’s term begins Monday, May 29 and he will hold the office of president until May 2024.

FSE was founded in 1964 with the goal of conducting elections with transparency and integrity that are accessible to all voters. Learn more about the Florida Supervisors of Elections by visiting

A photo of FSE President Ron Turner (Sarasota County SOE) speaking at a podium.

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