Volusia County Council

Ben Johnson
At-Large Representative

Mailing Address
County of Volusia
Thomas C. Kelly
Administration Center
123 W. Indiana Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720-4612

Phone: 386-943-7026

Fax: 386-626-6557

Email: bjohnson@volusia.org

Ben Johnson is the At-Large Representative on the Volusia County Council. His district includes all of Volusia County. He began a four-year term in January 2019.


Born July 10, 1950, in DeLand, Florida
Lifelong resident of Volusia County
Married; one daughter and one stepson


DeLand High School, 1968
Daytona Beach Community College, associate degree in criminal justice, 1978
Rollins College, Winter Park, bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with honors, 1981


Elected Sheriff of Volusia County in November 2000 and assumed office January 2, 2001; re-elected in 2004, 2008 and 2012

Volusia County Sheriff's Office (October 1971 to May 1998)

  • Promoted to Sergeant in November 1974
  • Promoted to Lieutenant in January 1984
  • First District Commander in Deltona, April 1989
  • SWAT Entry Team Leader

Professional training

Graduate of the 156th session of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia, 1989

Professional involvement

Elected President of the Florida Sheriffs Association, August 2011

Community involvement

American Heart Association Volusia/Flagler Heart Walk, 2003 Co-Chairman
Emergency Medical Foundation Board of Directors, 2003
Florida Coalition for Safe Highways Community Leader, 2002/2003
DeLand Rotary Club
West Volusia Police Athletic League, past Vice President and Board Member
Volusia Masonic Lodge #77 F & AM
One Voice for Volusia, Board of Directors, 2003
Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors, 2003
Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties , Board of Directors, 2003
Florida Sheriffs Association
National Sheriffs Association
FBI National Academy Associates

Awards and honors

Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, May 2001
American Cancer Society, 2001 Honorary Chairman, Volusia County Relay for Life Events
American Heart Association, 1998 Heart Walk Vice Chair
Boys Scouts of America, Chairman of West Volusia Golden Eagle Dinner

County Administration

Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center
123 W. Indiana Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720


Daytona Beach

New Smyrna Beach


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