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Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Fort Myers
Occupation:  Attorney
Child(ren):  Alexander "Zan" Dawes, Olivia Dearborn
Education:  Hollins University, B.A.; Nova Southeastern University, J.D.
Born:  October 8, 1960, Dallas, TX
Moved to Florida:  1987
Religious Affiliation:  Episcopal
Recreational Interest:  golfing, hunting, traveling

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012, reelected subsequently


American Heart Association, Executive Leadership
Betty Allen Ovarian Cancer Foundation, founding board member
Commission on the Status of Women, serving commissioner
Fort Myers Women's Community Club, board member
Lee County Association for Women Lawyers (LCAWL), board member
PACE Center for Girls
Women’s Legislative Caucus, former chair


Florida Public Broadcasting Champion
The National Foundation for Women Legislators, Elected Women of Excellence Award, 2017
Council of State Governments' Henry Toll Fellow, Class of 2013

Part of Lee

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
Representative 78 House 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
Capitol (850) 717-5078
District (239) 533-2440