Kathy Bryant was born and raised in Marion County. She attended High School at North Marion High School. After high school she went right into the workforce. She has four children and 3 grandchildren. In 1993, she helped open a family business that is still in operation today. She is a licensed realtor. She was also the operations manager for Big Sun Auto Auction from 2008 until 2013. She attends Church of Hope and you’ll find her using her talents on the worship team almost every month.
In 2010, Kathy was elected to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners and she immediately hit the ground running. She has been a strong advocate for diversifying Marion County’s economic base and this has helped in reducing unemployment from 14.3% to 4% over the last eight years. She has also been a fiscal conservative while making sure to fund public safety in Marion County. She has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners three times, in 2011, again in 2015 and again this year is. She has remained a steadfast advocate for Marion County at the state level as well, by advocating for Marion County each year in Tallahassee, where she most recently brought home $500,000 from the State of Florida for a new State Veterans’ nursing home for Marion County.
She has also been actively involved in the Florida Association of Counties where she served as the President in 2016. Kathy has been involved in many community organizations such as Interfaith Emergency Services, Junior League, Women of Worth, and the Ocala Royal Dames.
She currently sits on the board of the Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority and liaises on behalf of the Marion County Commission for entities including the Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership, Southwest Florida Water Management District and the nonprofit Florida Horse Park. She is a past board member of the Tourist Development Council, Marion County Children’s Alliance and liaison to the Marion County District Hospital Board.
Kathy lives in Ocala where she enjoys spending time with her Fiancé Chad and her four children and their families.
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