Re-Elect Dennis Ward 2020
- FOR -
State Attorney 16th Judicial Circuit Monroe County, Florida

Re-Elect Dennis Ward 2020
- FOR -
State Attorney 16th Judicial Circuit Monroe County, Florida

dennis ward 2020 candidate

Dennis W. Ward

Keep Monroe County Safe for our Residents, Visitors and our Natural Resources

State Attorney, Dennis W. Ward was born and raised in Miami. He began his career in law enforcement as a Police Officer in 1972 with the City of Miami Beach. During his career at the MBPD, he worked as a Patrol Officer, Motorcycle Officer and street crimes Detective. He also worked in the Criminal Investigation Unit handling burglaries, thefts and frauds. Earlier in his career, Dennis was assigned to the Juvenile Unit where he investigated crimes committed by, and against juveniles. While in the Juvenile Unit, he also investigated crimes against the elderly and missing persons.

Upon his retirement from the MBPD he opened a Criminal and D.U.I. defense practice in Miami, where he made use of his vast experiences in law enforcement to defend his clients. In 2002, Dennis took a job in Monroe County as an Assistant State Attorney in Plantation Key. In 2005, he made a change and took a position as an Assistant Public Defender, where he aggressively represented clients in Monroe County Court.

In 2008, he was elected State Attorney for Monroe County, where for the next four years he prosecuted and investigated crimes. He quickly distinguished himself as an aggressive prosecutor by presenting cases of Ethics and Sunshine Law violations to the Grand Jury. Additionally, he prosecuted crimes against children, the fishing industry and the construction industry.

Again, in 2016, he was elected State Attorney and closed doors to The Law Office of Dennis W. Ward, a solo practice concentrating in criminal defense, D.U.I., Traffic, Labor and Employment Law, and Divorce Law.

Dennis remains very active within the communities of the Florida Keys. For the past 15 years he has been, and continues to be, the organizer of the annual Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride for veterans of the Iraq and Iran wars that begins in Miami Beach and ends in Key West.


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State Attorney 16th Judicial Circuit Monroe County, Florida

About Dennis


  • Veteran, United States Marine Corp.

  • National Defense Medal

  • Vietnamese Service Campaign Medal


  • Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida

  • St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida


  • Member, Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association
  • Member, Attorney General Ashley Moody Transition Team

  • Member Coastal Conservation Association Florida

  • Member, Islamorada Chamber of Commerce

  • Past Councilman Seat 2, Islamorada, Village of Islands

  • Past Member, Long-term Planning Board Islamorada, Village of Islands

  • Member, Islamorada Loyal Order of the Moose

  • Chair, Islamorada Moose Lodge BaconFest

  • Chair, Islamorada Moose Lodge Seafood & Art Festival

  • Member, Key Largo Chamber of Commerce

  • Commander, Veterans of Foreign War, Key Largo Post

  • Past Quartermaster, Veterans of Foreign War, Key Largo Post

Organizations cont.

  • Member, Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce

  • Member, Ocean Reef Chamber of

  • Member, American Legion
  • Member, Tavernier Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

  • Member, Miami Beach Fraternal Order of Police

  • Past President, Miami Beach Fraternal Order of Police

  • Past Director, Miami Beach Police Athletic League

  • Past Member, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • Past Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • Past Adjunct Professor, The College of the Florida Keys

  • Past Board Member, Treasure Village Montessori School

  • Past Board Member, The Good Health Clinic

  • Past Fundraising Co-Chair, Domestic Abuse Shelter

Paid By, Dennis W. Ward, Republican For State Attorney

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