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Personal & Career

Legislative Service

  • Elected to the Senate in 2018, reelected subsequently
  • House of Representatives, 2016-2018

Other Public Service

  • The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), President, appointed and awaiting Senate confirmation
  • Electoral College, Florida member, 2016
  • Florida State University Board of Trustees, member
  • Florida Sports Foundation Board of Directors, member
  • Sarasota County Planning Commission, Chairman

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Homebuilder Association, Senator of the Year, 2019
  • Fraternal Order of Police, Senator of the Year, 2019
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Advocate, 2018, 2019
  • Small County Coalition Appreciation Award, 2019
  • Associated Industries of Florida, Champion of Business, 2018


  • University of South Florida, Community Leadership Council

Biographical Information

Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
Spouse: Sydney Spence of Citrus Hills, FL
Children: Spencer, Jack Ryan, Elle
  • Florida State University, B.S., 1999
  • University of South Florida, M.B.A., 2003
Born: July 6 in Tampa, Florida
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Recreation: College football, mountaineering, heli-skiing, concerts
Consists of Sarasota county and part of Charlotte 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 23 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 (941) 378-6309
Capitol (850) 487-5023