Wesley Wilcox is the Supervisor of Elections for Marion County, Florida. He was first elected on November 6, 2012 and took office January 8, 2013. He was re-elected in 2016 without opposition.
Wesley began his career in Marion County in 2001 as the Systems Administrator and was subsequently promoted to Assistant Supervisor of Elections, his position prior to being elected. A few of the major milestones during Wesley’s tenure: 2002, 2012, and 2016 Reapportionment/Redistricting; successful implementation of the Optical Scan Voting system, the extremely popular Early Voting Ballot on Demand system, and the electronic voter check-in stations used at all Marion County voting locations. Wesley has been working in the elections profession for over twenty-seven years.
Wesley is a graduate of the Election Center’s Professional Education Program earning the Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA) designation. He was one of the first in the state to become a Master Florida Certified Election Professional a program sponsored by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. He is also an instructor for the Association teaching classes in Contingency Planning and Information Technology. He is an alumnus of the University of Central Arkansas where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
Wesley is a member of the Election Center, the International Association of Government Officials, and the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. He is the Secretary of the Association and is serving his third term on the Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Leadership Ocala/Marion County Class XIX and has served as a board member for the LOM Board of Regents and the Marion County Literacy Council Board of Directors. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Ocala. Wesley attends Blessed Trinity Catholic Church with his beautiful wife Sheila and their three sons.
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