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Glenda Hood

Glenda HoodAKA Glenda Evans

Born: 10-Mar-1950
Birthplace: Orlando, FL

Gender: Female
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Florida Secretary of State 2003-05

Former high school cheerleader. Took over the post of Florida Secretary of State from Katherine Harris.

"We know the world is watching Florida, and we welcome the attention because we know we are doing the right things. [...] Everything with the election system has changed. What happened in 2000 could not happen again."

In summer 2004, CNN and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune were forced to file a lawsuit to gain access to the secret list of probable felons who were slated to be denied their voting rights. After a judge forced Glenda Hood to hand over the list, some surprising results surfaced.

In less than 24 hours, the Herald-Tribune managed to determine that more than 2,100 legal voters had been incorrectly included on the list. Of the 47,763 felons on the purge list, it contained 28,064 Democrats versus 10,197 Republicans. Additionally, there were 22,000 (predominantly Democrat) blacks but only 61 (predominantly Republican) hispanics.

Hood derided the newspaper's report, vaguely claiming that it "contained factually incorrect information." But only eight days later, she announced that the list was being scrapped. This despite $150,000 in legal expenses generated by the state of Florida in a vain effort to keep the list contents secret.

Husband: Charlie Hood
Son: Monty Hood
Daughter: Ellis Hood
Son: Evans Hood

    High School: Oak Ridge High School, Orlando, FL
    University: BA Spanish, Rollins College

    Florida Secretary of State (2003-05, resigned)
    Mayor of Orlando (1992-2003)
    City Council Orlando, FL (1982-92)
    George W. Bush for President
    It's My Party Too National Advisory Board
    Romney for President

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