I was born and raised in Hardee County.  My parents were Vreen and Lucy Crawford and I have three brothers, Vern and Van and my late brother, Vreen II.  I graduated from Hardee Senior High in 1980 and graduated from South Florida Junior College in 1981.  In 1985 I married my wife, Dr. Teresa Crawford and in 1987 we had our daughter, Kaylyn. 


I was employed with the Florida Highway Patrol in 1983 with my first duty station in Miami, Florida.  When Teresa and I married in 1985 I transferred to Arcadia, Florida.  Over the years, I worked in all counties in Florida that are South of Polk County in many capacities while employed with the Florida Highway Patrol. In 1993 I graduated from USF with a bachelors in criminal justice and I currently have one class remaining to complete my masters in criminal justice from American Military University.

I have been active in our community serving as a board member, Player Agent and President of Hardee County Little League.I was a member of the Jaycees and was active on the

Juvenile Justice Board serving as chair. In 1984 I was recognized as Volunteer of the Year for the Hardee County School System where I served as a mentor and also substituted off-duty. For the last 14 years my efforts have been focused on the Hardee County Fair where I’ve served as Vice-President and have been engaged in our board’s efforts to improve our facilities.  I’ve volunteered for activities for the Chamber, Athletic Foundation, Education Foundation, and Back to School Events. 

I am currently retired from the Highway Patrol and work for South Florida State College as an adjunct instructor in their adult education program. I am also a second generation citrus farmer and owner.

My favorite current title is Papa to Crawford and Wynley Kate Walton, my grandchildren.

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