Prior to his work at the Florida Department of State, Secretary Detzner was executive director of the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association from 1987 to 2000. From 1985 to 1987, he was the finance director for the "Jim Smith for Governor" campaign. He was also the director of legislative and policy affairs in the Office of the Attorney General of Florida from 1979 to 1985.
From 2002 to 2003, Secretary Detzner worked at the Florida Department of State where he served as chief of staff until being appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to serve as Secretary of State. During this period, he helped transition the position of Secretary of State from being an elected cabinet officer to being a gubernatorial appointment.
Secretary of State Ken Detzner began serving as Florida's Secretary of State for the second time in his career on February 17, 2012 after being appointed by Governor Rick Scott. Prior to his appointment, Secretary Detzner spent more than 30 years working in private and public settings, including the Florida Department of State.
Born on September 18, 1952.
Secretary Detzner received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Florida State University.
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