Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Larry D. Hart to the position of Lee County Tax Collector.
Hart, 56, of Fort Myers, has been the assistant tax collector for the Lee County Tax Collector’s Office since 2001. Previously, he was a law enforcement officer with the Fort Myers Police Department from 1979 to 2001, including serving five years as Chief of Police. His community involvement includes serving on the Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2012, as well as serving on the boards of Hope Hospice and Southwest Florida Addiction Services. Hart served in the United States Air Force from 1973 to 1977. He received an associate degree from Edison College, a bachelor’s degree from Barry University and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.
He will fill the vacancy created by the death of Catherine M. Curtis and is appointed for a term beginning June 13, 2012, and ending January 8, 2013.
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