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Leadership Roles

Majority Whip (2018-2020)

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, B.A., Political Science, 1972; Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, M.B.A., 1980
Born:  July 15, 1949, Quincy, MA
Moved to Florida:  1988
Religious Affiliation:  Catholic
Recreational Interest:  boating, fitness, reading, tennis, golf

Legislative Service

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

Other Public Services

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


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

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