Art Woodruff was born and raised in Sanford as a sixth generation Sanfordite. Graduating from Seminole High School in 1980 he attended the University of North Carolina and returned to Sanford where he started teaching in Seminole County Public Schools. After fourteen years at Seminole High School as a science teacher and yearbook adviser, he transferred to Oviedo High School where he currently teaches science and computer science.

Art and his wife Patti have been married since 1995 and have two children, Daniel and Rachel. Patti is a health care coordinator for Kindred at Home. 
First elected as the District 1 Commissioner in 2001, he served through 2010. After one term off, he was again elected in November 2014. In July 2020 he was appointed Mayor following the resignation of Mayor Jeff Triplett. 

Mayor Woodruff serves on the boards of the Community Improvement Association of Seminole County, the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, Run for God and has been instrumental in the restoration of Historic Hopper Academy. He also serves as a leader in Boy Scout Troop 787. 

Art looks forward to building on the many positive improvements that have taken place while he has served on the City Commission and continuing to make Sanford a place where we want to live, work, and play.


1979 – 1983

Master of Political Science

Columbia University, CL

1984 – 1987

UG Degree of Politics

University of Chicago School

1992 – 2004

Diplamo of Business Management

University of Business. NY

2004 – 2008

Higher School Education

School of Losangle

Professional Skills

Crisis Management
Public Speaking
Problem Solving
Strategy Planning

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