Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections
The Honorable Craig Latimer served four years as Chief of Staff for the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office and was elected Supervisor of Elections in 2012. Since 2009, Craig has led a turnaround in the elections office, restoring integrity, efficiency and confidence in the elections process. In 2015, he became the first Supervisor of Elections to earn the Governor's Sterling Award, the highest award for performance excellence in the State of Florida. Governor's Sterling Award recipients are selected based on a rigorous examination and expected to serve as role models, sharing best practices with others in the community. Supervisor Latimer's vision is to make Hillsborough County the best place in America to vote.
Public service has always been a part of Craig’s job description. He served and protected the community for 35 years in law enforcement, retiring as a Major from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in 2008. While there, Craig transitioned child protective investigations from the Department of Children and Families to the Sheriff’s Office, and created a division with 100 civilian child protective investigators.
He currently serves on the boards of A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay, the Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, BAYS Florida, and the Tampa Catholic High School Board of Trustees, and he is an Honorary Commander for the 6th Medical Group at MacDill Air Force Base.
Craig Latimer was born and raised in Hillsborough County. He attended Christ the King, graduated from Tampa Catholic High School, and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida.