TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has announced the appointment of Patricia Hollarn to the Florida Elections Commission. Hollarn, 78, of Shalimar is a former Okaloosa County elections supervisor, Main Street Crestview Association member and owns Integrity Unlimited LLC. She succeeds Gregory King and is appointed for a term that began Aug. 20 and ends Dec. 31, 2016.
Senate President Don Gaetz nominated Hollarn for the position on the commission, which enforces Florida’s election laws, investigates and adjudicates complaints and oversees the elections process for national, state and local races.
“Hollarn was the elected supervisor of elections in Okaloosa County for 20 years. She became nationally known for her successful Operation Bravo efforts to ensure that deployed military could easily vote and be assured of having their votes counted. Her Kids Vote and Kids Vote, Too programs instructed tens of thousands of Okaloosa children in the importance and practice of voting,” a press release from Gaetz's office stated.
The appointment is subject to the Florida Senate’s confirmation.