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Personal & Career

Legislative Service

  • Elected to the Senate in 2016, reelected subsequently
  • House of Representatives, 2012-2014

Other Public Service

  • Orange County Parks and Recreation Board, Chair
  • City of Orlando Parks Board
  • Library Governance Board
  • Orange County Canvassing Board
  • Value Adjustment Board
  • Central Receiving Center Executive Board
  • Countywatch, Former Chairwoman
  • East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Orange County Commissioner, District 4, 2002-2010
  • Orange County Vice Mayor, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Association of Counties (FAC), County Champion Award, 2014
  • Harvey Milk Foundation, Honors Medal, 2011
  • Nature Wise, Defender of the Environment Award, 2011
  • OADOC and LGBT Center, Esteemed Service Award, 2011
  • Sierra Club, Commissioner Leadership Award (FLERA), 2011
  • Greatest Straight Ally and Politician, Wave Award, 2010
  • Equality Florida, Voice of Equality Award, 2010
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Recognition of Outstanding Achievement for Historic Preservation, 2006
  • Women's Executive Council, Woman of the Year, 2004
  • Women's Executive Council, Downtown Woman of the Year, 2004


  • Sierra Club
  • Rainbow Democrats
  • Canned Food Drives, Volunteer
  • Children's Shoes Drives, Volunteer
  • Homeless Awareness Groups, Member
  • Mothers Against Racing in the Streets (MARS), Founding Member
  • Ruth's List
  • Emily's List
  • National Organization of Women
  • Metroplan Orlando, Chairwoman, 2007, Past Member, 2002-2010
  • St. Johns River Restoration Group, 2004-2008
  • Phase II Central Receiving Center, Vice-Chair, 2006
  • Phase II Housing Component for Mentally Ill, Former Vice Chairman
  • Formerly Licensed 220 Insurance Agent

Biographical Information

Occupation: Former Insurance Agent
Spouse: Jerry of Orlando, FL
Children: Sam, Amanda, Courtney
Grandchildren: Leah, Owen, Brenner, Ben, Liza, Molly
  • Valencia College
Born: November 23 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Moved to Florida in 1949.
Religious Affiliation: Methodist
Recreation: Mysteries and action movies, reading
Consists of part of Orange 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 13 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 (407) 893-2422
Capitol (850) 487-5013