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Personal & Career

Legislative Service

  • Elected to the Senate in 2010, reelected subsequently
    • Senate President Pro Tempore, 2016-2018
    • Majority (Republican) Whip, 2010-2012
  • House of Representatives, 2004-2010
    • Deputy Majority Leader, 2008-2010

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Association of School Administrators, Public Education Leader Award, 2010
  • National Association of Social Workers, Legislator of the Year, 2009
  • Associated Industries of Florida, Champion for Business Award, 2009
  • The Florida Bar-Family Law Section, Attorney of the Year, 2009
  • Association of Builders and Contractors, Legislator of the Year Award, 2009
  • Florida Retail Federation, Legislator of the Year Award, 2009
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Advocate Award, 2009
  • Florida Nursery Grower and Landscape Association, Legislator of the Year Award, 2009
  • Florida Home Builders Association, Friend of House "A" Award, 2008
  • Independent College and University of Florida , ICUF Allstar Award, 2008
  • Florida Catholic Conference, Defensor Vitae "Defender of Life" Award, 2008
  • Citizens of Science and Ethics, House Champion of the Year, 2007
  • Florida State University Student Body, Representative of the Year Award, 2007
  • Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC), Friend of Free Enterprise Award, 2006
  • Florida Association of School Administrators, Appreciation Award, 2006
  • Florida Student Association, Distinguished Service Award, 2006
  • Christian Coalition of Florida, Faith and Family Award, 2006, 2005
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, "A" Honor Roll, 2005
  • The Florida Bar, Legislative Rising Star Award, 2005
  • FSU Pan-Hellenic Council, Women in Leadership Award, 2005


  • National Assessment Governing Board, Board Member
  • The Florida Bar
  • Cuban-American Bar Association
  • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials-Educational Fund, Board Member
  • Spectrum Programs, Inc., Board Member
  • FIU Honors College Advisory Board

Biographical Information

Occupation: Attorney; Ace Foundation, Director of Development
Spouse: Dustin Anderson of Sarasota, FL
Children: Máximo Monte, Lucas Ignacio
  • University of Florida, J.D., 2001
  • Florida International University, B.A., 1997
Born: September 8 in Miami, Florida
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Consists of Monroe county and part of Miami-Dade county

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Date Sponsored Date Proposed Bill Title
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Position Date From Date to District Branch Party State
Senator 39 Senate Tallahassee
Introduced House
Passed House
Introduced Senate
Passed Senate
To President
Became Law
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Name Position Date Joined Branch
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Type Address
District (305) 222-4117
Capitol (850) 487-5039