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Lou Minnis was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio but moved to Orlando, Florida in 1987 and has been living there since. Shortly after moving to Orlando, Lou Minnis pursued his dream to become a cop. Immediately after graduating from JC Memorial Academy in 1988, Lou Minnis was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff with the Orange County Sheriff's Office where he spent his entire law enforcement career until he retired in 2017.

Lou Minnis dedicated 21 years of his life to the men and women of the Orange County Sheriff's Office and to the citizens of Orange County. Lou Minnis began his law enforcement career in the uniformed patrol division and gained experience early in his career, including, but not limited to, the Narcotics Section, Gangs Unit, Warrants Unit, Intelligence Unit, Extraditions, Courtroom Deputy, School Safety, etc., and participated in joint investigations with other agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

It is true, Lou Minnis is the only candidate for Orange County Sheriff who has the most experience within the same Sheriff's Office he hopes to lead. Lou Minnis understands the rigorous and time it takes to become an actual deputy for Orange County Sheriff's Office with two decades of experience within. Throughout his law enforcement career, he earned countless commendations. Additionally, Lou Minnis has 15 plus years of leadership and executive business experience.

Lou Minnis is engaged, has two grown daughters, one step daughter, a granddaughter and a son-in-law.


On November 3rd 2020, vote for Lou Minnis for your Orange County Sheriff! 

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