Overton is a fifth-generation Floridian and a native of Jacksonville's westside.
He was elected Duval County Property Appraiser in 2003 and re-elected in 2007.
Public service is a family tradition for Overton. His grandfather served in the Florida Legislature, and several cousins have served on Floridacounty commissions or in the legislature. Overton was elected to the Jacksonville City Council in November 1992 and reelected in 1995 and 1999.
Appraisal: Certified Florida Appraiser (CFA); President-elect and Legislative Chair, Florida Association of Property Appraisers; Member, International Association of Assessing Officers; Florida Real Estate Sales License - Voluntarily Inactive.
Education: University of North Florida, Master of Public Administration. Washington & Lee University, Cum Laude B.S. in Commerce.
Prior Government Experience: Jacksonville City Council President 1997-98, Vice-president 1996-97, Rules Chairman 1994-95, Finance Chairman 1996-97, Public Services Chairman 1995-96, Historical Buildings Task Force Chairman 2001-02.
Prior Business Experience: CEO regional electronics engineering company.
Honors and Awards:
Northeast FL Association of Realtors - 2007 Public Official of the Year
FL Association of Property Appraisers - 2006 Legislative Award
Pi Alpha Alpha Public Administration National Honor Society
Nature Conservancy - Conservation Award
JacksonvilleChamber of Commerce - Appreciation Award
Jacksonville Historical Society - Preservation Award
Greenscape - Canopy Award
Rotary Club of West Jacksonville - Shircliff Award
YMCA - Metro Board
First Coast Tiger Bay Club Executive Board
Troop 2 Boy Scouts of America, Committee Chair
Past Civic Board Service:
Advocacy Chairman, JCCI St. Johns River Study
President, Rotary Club of West Jacksonville
Muskogee District Chairman, Boy Scouts of America
Cecil Field Naval Air Station Redevelopment Commission
Riverside Presbyterian Day School
Theatre Jacksonville oldest continually producing community theatre in America
JCCI Study Groups Race Relations, Municipal Financial Health, St. Johns River