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History

Andrew Jackson Cassaday

Andrew Jackson Cassaday
In 1887, the Florida Legislature formed the state political subdivision of Lake County from parts of Orange and Sumter counties, and Andrew Jackson Cassaday was appointed by the Governor to be its first Tax Collector.

William G. Long

William G. Long
Following Mr. Cassaday, William G. Long was appointed in 1890. Mr. Long served until his death in 1923.

Pearl Cullen

Pearl Cullen
Mr. Long's daughter, Pearl Cullen, was appointed to fill her father’s unexpired term. She held that position until January, 1925. Ms. Cullen was the first woman in the State to hold the position of Tax Collector, and was also the first female Constitutional Officer in the State.

Boyce Williams

Boyce Williams
In 1924 Boyce Williams was elected Tax Collector. Mr. Williams served from January, 1925 until 1941.

Pearl Cullen continued to work in the Tax Collector’s Office under Mr. William’s leadership. However, in 1941, Ms. Cullen was appointed to serve as Tax Collector for a second time. She retired from that position in July, 1959.

Paul Reed

Paul Reed
Paul Reed was appointed in July, 1959. Mr. Reed served as Chief Deputy Tax Collector from 1941 until his appointment in 1959.

T. Keith Hall

T. Keith Hall
In January, 1971, Governor Reubin Askew appointed T. Keith Hall. Mr. Hall began his career with the Lake County Tax Collector’s Office in August, 1963, serving as a motor vehicle clerk. He was serving as Chief Deputy at the time of his appointment in June, 1971.

Bob McKee

Bob McKee
Bob McKee was first elected in November, 1996. He was re-elected in 2000, and unopposed in 2004, 2008, and 2012.

Timeline
Andrew Jackson Cassaday 
Appointed 1887-1890
William G. Long 
Appointed 1890-1923 (Died in Office)
Pearl Cullen 
Appointed 1923-1924
Boyce Williams 
Elected 1924-1941
Pearl Cullen 
Appointed 1941-1959
Paul Reed
Appointed 1959-1971
T. Keith Hall 
Appointed 1971-1996
Bob McKee Elected 1996-Present