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Meet Scott Farrington

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Why am I running?

Since 2013, I have played a vital role in election administration in Manatee County serving as Chief of Staff/Assistant Supervisor of Elections to Mike Bennett during Mike’s entire term as Supervisor of Elections. For a decade prior to that, I served in a similar capacity in the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections office. Throughout my 21-year tenure, I have been a part of administering over 75 federal, state and local elections in our region. 
I have worked as a professional in election administration, which is shown not only by the secure, accurate and transparent elections we have enjoyed in Manatee County for the last decade, but also by my ongoing dedication to the profession. I am the only Certified Elections Administrator in Manatee County and have also earned the Master Florida Certified Election Professional status. My knowledge of the technical side of elections, including cybersecurity, is a critical component of the success of elections in Manatee County.
We collected more than enough verified candidate petitions to move to the ballot through a countywide, community-based effort. This outpouring of community effort showed me that I had the grassroots support that I would need to be successful.
Throughout my time in Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office, we held Manatee elections to highest of standards and built an excellent team. I want to get back in the office to build upon the strong foundation in election administration in Manatee County and to maintain the excellent standards that we created.

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This is my hometown

When I was eight years old, my family moved from Indiana to the Sarasota-Manatee area. I have lived here ever since. I graduated from High School from Community Christian High School in Manatee County and earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in managing information systems at the USF College of Business. I have dedicated my entire career to this area and to raising my family here. I have been married to my wife, Amy, for 15 years and we have one son.

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Election Experience

Experience is always valuable, but when it comes to elections, it is paramount. Experience allows you to avoid the pitfalls that you have overcome in the past and seen those around you suffer. It also allows you to be conservative with taxpayer money. Below is a summary of the experience I bring to the table.
● 21 Years as an Elections Professional● 10 Years in a variety of roles in the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Office, the last 3 years as Assistant Supervisor of Elections/Chief of Staff● 11 Years as the Chief of Staff / Assistant Supervisor of Elections in the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office● 5 Gubernatorial Election Cycles● 5 Presidential Election Cycles● Over 75 Elections spanning two decades● Worked with 5 different voting systems

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Education

● Community Christian High School - Oneco, FL● State College of Florida - AA Degree● University of South Florida - Bachelors and Masters Degree in Information Systems Management● Professional Certifications           Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA) through the Elections Center and Auburn University           Master Florida Certified Election Professional (MFCEP) through Florida Supervisor of Elections and The Florida Institute of Government at Florida State University