Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections Duval County, Florida
At the end of 24 years of elected public service, Holland was elected again without opposition to return to the office of the Duval County Supervisor of Elections.In the current age of elections, the most important priority is to build public trust through transparency and community outreach.Holland is looking forward to finding a new home for the elections office and increasing voter awareness.
Elected without opposition in 2015 and re-elected in 2019 as Duval County Appraiser, his priority was taking an aggressive approach investigating and combating exemption fraud.As of the end of his second term more than 3000 property owners have been found in non-compliance and over $19 million in back taxes, penalties and interest were lien for payment.Holland says, “It is important to make sure those entitled to exemptions receive them, but those not entitled, must pay the consequences.”
Disseminating accurate information and providing solutions to taxpayers is an integral part of the service offerings of the Duval County Property Appraiser’s Office, with the investment in staff, technology and improvements to ensure accuracy and transparency in all areas of operations within the office.
Prior, Jerry served as Supervisor of Elections for ten years, restoring trust in local elections. During that time, he registered more than 64,415 students in Countywide Student Voter Registration Drives. His office was known for having the most current election system for tabulation and voter check-in in the state, welcoming over 68 countries visiting from around the world to see how successful elections were conducted.
Holland also served on the Jacksonville City Council and as the President of the Jacksonville City Council. While on the City Council Holland introduced and saw adopted 1999-897-E Legislation to give low-income seniors an additional Homestead Exemption and 2003-599-E Legislation that established an exemption for Granny Flats, the living quarters of grandparents and parents living with their children.
Holland served as President of the Northeast Regional Planning Council, President of the Florida State Association of Supervisor of Elections, Chairman, Duval County Tourist Development Council, Finance Chair, Jacksonville City Council and Treasurer Florida Association of Property Appraisers.
Holland was chosen twice as Elected Official of the Year by the Northside Business Leaders Inc.
Holland earned a Master's degree in Education and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Transportation and Logistics from the University of North Florida. He is a State of Florida certified General Contractor, Real Estate Broker and Certified Florida Appraiser. In addition, holds the following Certifications: Certified Election/Registration Administration, Master Florida Certified Election Professional.