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Personal & Career

Legislative Service

  • Elected to the Senate in 2018, reelected subsequently
  • House of Representatives, 2000-2008, 2010-2018

Other Public Service

  • Florida Children & Youth Cabinet, 2010-2018
  • Florida Commission on the Status of Women, 2018
  • Health Information Technology Policy Committee Federal Advisory Committee, 2009-2018 (established under ARRA 2009)
  • National Governors Association State Alliance on e-Health, 2004-2008
  • Florida Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants & Toddlers, 2002-2006

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Children's Coalition, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Florida Medical Association, Legislator of the Year Award
  • Florida Dental Association, Dr. Lewis Earle Legislative Service Award
  • Florida Smart Justice Alliance, Bishop Frank Costantino Annual Award for Legislative Excellence
  • Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, Legislator of the Year Award
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Friend of Free Enterprise Award
  • Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Legislator of the Year Award
  • Florida Academy of Family Physicians, Legislator of the Year Award
  • Florida Police Benevolent Association, Distinguished Legislator Award
  • Associated Industries of Florida, "A" Ranking
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, "A" Ranking


  • Hibiscus Children's Center, Past Chair
  • Education Foundation of Martin County
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties
  • Southeast FL Behavioral Health Network
  • HPS - Helping People Succeed, Past Chair

Biographical Information

Occupation: Health Information Technology Consultant; CEO Health IT Strategies
Children: Stephanie, Jennifer, Jamie, Melinda
Grandchildren: James, Jupiter, Justice, Nicole, Anna, Aaron, Tyler, Nicholas
  • University of Florida, B.A., Spanish, 1964
Born: July 21 in Nashville, Tennessee. Moved to Florida in 1943.
Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian
Recreation: Grandchildren, Gator football, travel, politics
Consists of Martin, St. Lucie counties and part of Palm Beach 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 25 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 (772) 221-4019
Capitol (850) 487-5025