Sandy Adams

Born:December 14, 1956 (age 63)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-2013
Florida House of Representatives, 2003-2011
Deputy sheriff, Orange County, Florida
U.S. Air Force
Education:B.A., Columbia College - Orlando

Sandy Adams represented Florida's 24th Congressional District from January 2011 to January 2013.

Adams was born December 14, 1956, in Wyandotte, Michigan, into a military family. At the age of 17, Adams left high school and enrolled in the military. After her service, she received her GED, going on to graduate from the police academy. In 2000, she received a B.A. in criminal justice administration from Columbia College - Orlando.

Adams served 17 years as the deputy sheriff in the Orange County (Florida) Sheriff's Office. She became an advocate for victim's rights in Tallahassee after the tragic death of her second husband; this encouraged her to represent the 33rd District in the Florida House of Representatives from 2003 to 2011.

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