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Ken Detzner
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"Secretary of State of Florida
Assumed office
February 17, 2012
Governor "Rick Scott
Preceded by "Kurt Browning
In office
January 7, 2003 – February 26, 2003
Governor "Jeb Bush
Preceded by "Jim Smith
Succeeded by "Glenda Hood
Personal details
Born (1952-09-18) September 18, 1952 (age 65)
"Chicago, "Illinois, U.S
Political party "Democratic (Before 1984)
"Republican (1984–present)
Education "Florida State University, Tallahassee ("BA)
Website Government website

Kenneth W. Detzner (born September 18, 1952) is an American politician. He is the current "Secretary of State of Florida.


Detzner was a registered Democrat until 1984, when he changed his registration to Republican. He worked as a lobbyist for the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association. He served as "chief of staff to "James C. Smith, then the "Secretary of State of Florida, from 2002 to 2003. Following "Jeb Bush's reelection as "Governor of Florida in the "2002 election, he appointed Detzner as interim Secretary of State, prior to "Glenda Hood's swearing in.[1]

"Kurt S. Browning, the Secretary of State, announced his resignation in January 2012 to run for "Pasco County "School Superintendent.[2] "Rick Scott, the Governor of Florida, appointed Detzner to the position to succeed him on January 18, 2012 and he was confirmed by the "Florida State Senate in late February.[3]

As Secretary of State, Detzner continued a voter purge begun by Browning. The "United States Department of Justice intervened to stop the purge.[4]


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Political offices
Preceded by
"Jim Smith
"Secretary of State of Florida

Succeeded by
"Glenda Hood
Preceded by
"Kurt Browning
"Secretary of State of Florida
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