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Jerry Hill State Attorney 10th Judicial Circuit
Jerry Hill is a lifelong resident of Polk County, Florida. He attended local schools in Winter Haven and graduated from Polk Community College and Florida State University. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1969. In 1972, he received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Stetson Law School.

Mr. Hill started his law career as a full-time Assistant Public Defender. In 1973, he joined the law firm of Billings, Fredrick, Wooten and Honeywell in Orlando and specialized in personal injury work. He returned to Polk County and established his own practice in 1974. In 1981, he took office as the Public Defender for the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida, which included, Polk, Hardee and Highlands Counties. In 1984, he was elected State Attorney for the Tenth Judicial Circuit and was re-elected without opposition in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. He is past President of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association and he has also served on the Article V Constitutional Review Commission, the Florida Medical Examiners Commission, the Tenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee and the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission. He currently is a member of the governing board of the Justice Administration Commission and the Violent Crime and Drug Control Council.
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