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Personal & Career

Legislative Service

  • Elected to the Senate in 2012, reelected subsequently

Other Public Service

  • Board of Trustees, St. Johns River State College, 2009-2012
  • County Commissioner, Clay County, 2007-2008
  • Assistant State Attorney, State of Florida, Fourth Judicial Circuit, 1996-1998

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified by Florida Bar as Expert in City, County, and Local Government Law
  • Florida State Parks Foundation, Park Champion of the Year, 2018
  • Audubon Florida, Champion of the Everglades, 2017
  • University of Florida, Preeminence Award, 2019
  • The Florida Bar, Legislative Award, 2019
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, Senate Leadership Award, 2013, 2014, 2019
  • Florida Juvenile Justice Association, Legislative Champion, 2019
  • Associated Industries of Florida, Champion for Business Award, 2018
  • Children's Home Society of Florida, Legislator of the Year, 2018
  • Florida School Boards Association, Legislator of the Year, 2018
  • Florida Health Care Association, Champion for the Elderly, 2015, 2018
  • Florida Network of Youth and Family Services, Chairman's Leadership Award, 2014, 2018
  • Farm Share, Legislative Champion, 2018
  • Florida Guardian ad Litem Program, Honorary Guardian ad Litem, 2013
  • Boy Scouts of America, Black Creek District, 12-Point Award, 2016
  • American Conservative Union, Award for Conservative Excellence, 2016
  • Monique Burr Foundation, Champion for Child Safety, 2016
  • Florida Sheriffs Association, Legislative Champion, 2013, 2014, 2016
  • Florida Police Chiefs Assocation, Legislator of the Year, 2014, 2015, 2019
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Linda C. Cox Legislative Champion of Justice Award, 2014
  • Florida League of Cities, Defender of Home Rule Award, 2013, 2014
  • Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, Legislator of the Year, 2014
  • The Conference of County Court Judges of Florida, Legislator of the Year, 2014
  • Florida Clerks and Comptrollers Association, Legislator of the Year, 2013
  • Florida Professional Firefighters, Robert K. “Bob” Carver Legislator of the Year, 2015
  • Police Benevolent Association, Legislator of the Year, 2015
  • Florida Coalition for Children, Legislator of the Year, 2016


  • Clay County Bar Association, 2000-present, President, 2004
  • Orange Park Rotary Club, Honorary Rotarian, Paul Harris Fellow
  • Florida Blue Key, Honorary Member

Biographical Information

Occupation: Attorney
Spouse: Jennifer of Metuchen, NJ
Children: Connor, Stephanie, Caroline
  • University of Florida, J.D., 1996
  • University of Florida, B.S., Telecommunication, 1992
Born: August 24 in Green Cove Springs, Florida
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Recreation: Outdoor activities with family, golfing, Gator football
Consists of Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Suwannee, Union counties and part of Marion county

Date Proposed Bill Title
Sponsored Bills Policy Area
Date Sponsored Date Proposed Bill Title
Cosponsored Bills Policy Area
Position Date From Date to District Branch Party State
Senator 5 Senate Tallahassee
Introduced House
Passed House
Introduced Senate
Passed Senate
To President
Became Law
Vote Date Vote Bill Title
Name Position Date Joined Branch
Politician Party Purpose Type Date Amount
Type Address
District (904) 278-2085
Capitol (850) 487-5005