Ken Pruitt is a native Floridian who has called Saint Lucie County home since 1977. Ken was elected Property Appraiser in 2010 and re-elected without opposition in 2012. Prior to his service as Property Appraiser, Ken served in the Florida Legislature from 1990-2009. His legislative tenure first began in the Florida House of Representatives from 1990-2000, and then the Florida Senate from 2000-2009. Ken Pruitt served as Appropriations Chair in both the House and the Senate. Ken culminated his legislative service as President of the Florida Senate from 2006-2008. Ken's dedicated commitment to education during his tenure in the legislature was recognized with the naming of Indian River State College in Saint Lucie West as the Pruitt Campus. Under Pruitt's leadership, the Saint Lucie County Property Appraiser's Office was awarded the highly coveted 2014 International Association of Assessing Officers "Distinguished Assessment Jurisdiction Award," a recognition bestowed to only one office, out of 7000, in the world. Ken is also the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International. Ken Pruitt and his wife, Aileen, live in Fort Pierce and are proud parents of five children: Kenneth Jr. (deceased), Steven, Ashley, Michelle, Mark, and are proud grandparents of granddaughter Chloe. Ken and Aileen Pruitt are active in the community and are members of the Saint Lucie County United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society as well as the Martin Health System Foundation Barstow-Reed Society.