Minton nominated to lead Tax Section August 15, 2016 Regular News Minton nominated to lead Tax Section The Florida Bar Tax Section’s Nominating Committee has nominated Michael D. Minton of Ft. Pierce to serve as the 2017-18 chair-elect. Minton is a member of the Tax Section Directors’ Committee and chair of the Committee on Specialty Tax (formerly known as the Agricultural Tax Law Committee). He has served as chair and co-chair of the Long Range Planning Committee and co-chair of the Section Administration Division. Minton is also known as the unofficial historian of the Tax Section, having written or co-written the Tax Section’s history and subsequent updates. The Tax Section bylaws provide that petitions setting forth the names of other nominees for the office of chair-elect may be made by any 10 members of the section. Those petitions must be filed with Tax Section Secretary Mark Scott no later than September 15 to allow inclusion on a written ballot. Nominations for the office of chair-elect will not be permitted unless the nominations have been made by September 15 and in the manner described in the Tax Section Bylaws, Article III, Section 2, (a) and (b). If there is only one nomination for the office of chair-elect, that nominee will become chair-elect. The term of office of the chair-elect runs concurrently with that of the chair and begins on July 1 after the section’s annual meeting at which the chair-elect is elected and ends on the succeeding June 30, when the chair-elect automatically assumes the office of chair. Minton is a shareholder, director and past president of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth and manages the firm’s Ft. Pierce office, which operates under the name Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer.