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SANTA ROSA COUNTY GOVERNMENT

District 1 - Sam Parker

Sam Parker works as a real estate agent and owns a real estate investment company. Parker is a Santa Rosa County native. After graduating from Milton High School, he earned his Associate of Arts degree from Pensacola Junior College, his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of West Florida, and his Master of Public Administration degree from Troy University.

Parker began serving this community over a decade ago by working in the criminal justice field. First as a correctional officer at the Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in East Milton, and then as a deputy sheriff at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office for over eight years. In 2009 and 2011, Parker received Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Jeff Miller in recognition of his outstanding and invaluable service to the community.

Parker, joined the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in 2007 and during his eight years of service to the community as a deputy sheriff, he earned numerous awards including: Letters of Commendation, a Unit Citation, a Medal of Achievement, and the Medal of Valor. Parker received a Purple Heart after being wounded by gunfire during a domestic dispute.

Parker has been an active member at Pace Assembly of God Church since 2003. Parker has been married to Candace Parker for eleven years and they have two children, Ethan and Tyler.