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Leadership Roles

Majority Leader (2020-2022)

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Port Charlotte
Occupation:  Business Owner
Spouse:  Lorraine M. Butler of Boston, MA
Child(ren):  Vanessa, Christopher, Nicholas
Education:  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BA, Political Science, 1972; Suffolk University, Boston, MA, MBA., 1980
Born:  July 15, 1949, Quincy, MA
Moved to Florida:  1988
Religious Affiliation:  Catholic
Recreational Interest:  boating, fitness, golf, reading, tennis

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2016, reelected subsequently
House of Representatives, Majority Leader-designate 2020-2022
House of Representatives, Majority Deputy Whip 2016-2018
Florida House of Representatives, 2004-2008

Other Public Services

Charlotte County Transportation Disadvantaged Advisory Board, Vice Chair
Enterprise Charlotte, past Chair
Charlotte County Airport Authority Commissioner, appointed 1998, elected 2000, past Chair


American Ambulance Association, member
Charlotte County Cultural Center, Board of Trustees
Edison Community College Foundation
Englewood Chamber of Commerce
North Port Chamber of Commerce
Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce
American Cancer Society, Charlotte Chapter, past Treasurer
Charlotte County Family YMCA, past President
Florida Ambulance Association, Treasurer 1998-2004
Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, Government Affairs Committee, Chair, 2003
Enterprise Charlotte, Chair, 2003
Leadership Charlotte Class of 1988


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 75 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) 717-5075
District (941) 613-0914