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Personal & Career

Legislative Service

  • Elected to the Senate in 2018
  • House of Representatives, 2006-2014

Other Public Service

  • Clearwater City Commissioner, 1996-2000

Honors and Awards

  • The Able Trust, Representative of the Year, 2014
  • Manufacturers Association of Florida, Legislator of the Year, 2013
  • Associated Industries of Florida Hospital Council, Legislator of the Year, 2012
  • Clearwater Downtown Parnership Appreciation Award, 2012
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll "A" Legislative Report Card, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Florida Education Association "A" Legislative Report Card, 2008, 2011, 2012
  • Florida League of Cities Legislative Appreciation Award, 2010, 2012, 2014
  • Leading Age Florida, Legislator of the Year, 2012
  • National Association of Social Workers, Tampa Bay, Elected Official of the Year, 2012
  • Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society, Legislator of the Year, 2012
  • Florida Dental Association, Legislative Award, 2011
  • Florida Association of Counties, Legislative Leader Award, 2010
  • Florida Sheriffs Association, Legislative Award, 2010
  • Florida Tax Collectors, "Taxpayer Advocate of the Year," 2014
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2010
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, "Distinguished Advocate" Award for Private Flood Insurance Legislation, 2014
  • St. Petersburg College, "Outstanding Alumnus Award," 2013

Biographical Information

Occupation: Retired Firefighter; Consus Group, LLC, Partner
Spouse: Lee Hooper of Queens, NY
Children: Brian, Ann
Grandchildren: Amanda, Arin, John, Brianna, Brad
  • Saint Petersburg College
Born: August 5 in Statesville, North Carolina. Moved to Florida in 1972.
Recreation: Golf
Consists of parts of Pasco, Pinellas counties

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 16 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 (727) 771-2102
Capitol (850) 487-5016