Speaker Series Update March 29, 2022

March 29, 2022 – Jennifer Edwards, Collier Supervisor of Election – When it comes to getting people prepared to vote and having everyone going in the same direction there is none better to get the job done than the Collier County Supervisor of Election. Jennifer educated the Rotarians and guests about election laws, general & mid-term election, and how the entire voting process is done. Everyone walked away with a wealth of knowledge about elections and pledged to sign up as poll workers as well as doing everything possible to go even beyond the 90% turn out voting rate achieved by the Collier County voters during the past elections. Jennifer Edwards had plenty of handouts and stories of tough elections such as Bush v. Gore, which Florida played a significant role in deciding George Bush becoming President of the United States of America. As you can see, your vote is important now go out and vote.

Jennifer Edwards

BIO: Originally from Kentucky, Jennifer J. Edwards earned her Bachelor’s from the University of Kentucky and her Masters from Eastern Kentucky University. Jennifer has served as the Supervisor of Elections since 2000 and prior to that, she held several key positions during her 13-year tenure with the Collier County Manager’s Agency including Budget Analyst, Assistant to the County Manager and Human Resources Director.

Jennifer is a State Certified Supervisor of Elections and was awarded her Master Florida Certified Elections Professional (MFCEP) designation from the Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE), as well as a Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA) designation from the Elections Center. Jennifer was also awarded a Chancellors Certificate in Public Administration from the International Association of Government Officials (iGO). Jennifer has served as the Treasurer, Secretary, President Elect, President, and Past President of the Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE). Jennifer is a graduate of the Leadership Collier and the Leadership Marco program. She is currently a member of the League of Women Voters and Marco Kiwanis.

Jennifer has lived in Collier County since 1984. She is married to Ronnie Edwards, and they have two children and three grandchildren.

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