Kurt S. Browning
Kurt S. Browning is a previous Secretary of State of Florida, who has been re-appointed to that position by the new Governor, Rick Scott. Browning, a Republican, was first appointed in December 2006 by then-Governor-elect Charlie Crist. Browning announced his resignation as Secretary of State on January 11, 2012, effective February 17, 2012. Weeks later he announced that he would run for superintendent of schools in Pasco County. On November 6, 2012 Browning was elected superintendent of schools in Pasco County. He currently serves in that position.
Previously, Browning served for 26 years as the Supervisor of Elections for Pasco County, Florida. During this time, Browning also served the President of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections, as a member of Governor Jeb Bush's Task Force on Election Procedures, Standards and Technology, and as a member of the State Planning Committee for the Help America Vote Act.
Browning is a native Floridian. He received a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in public administration from the University of South Florida. He has been involved in the Pasco County community for much of his career, including service as President of Downtown Dade City Main Street, Inc., and involvement with organizations including the Boy Scouts of America and the Pasco County United Way.