Florida's Freshman Lawmakers
Meet Florida's new crop of senators and house representatives. Each profile includes party, district, net worth and notable news.
Dwight Dudley (D), 58, criminal defense lawyer at his own law firm
District 68 — part of Pinellas County
Net Worth: $417,977
Notable: Dudley once worked as a legislative aide and analyst in the Florida House.
Dane Eagle (R), 29, real estate broker
District 77 — part of Lee County
Net Worth: $35,230
Notable: At age 24, Eagle was appointed chief of staff for former Gov. Charlie Crist, the youngest in Florida history.
Katie Edwards (D), 31, president, Arrow E Consulting
District 98 — part of Broward County
Net Worth: (-$111,574)
Notable: Edwards is a former executive director of the Dade County Farm Bureau and a member of the planning and zoning board in Plantation.
Mike Fasano (R), 54, associate vice president for investments, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter/Investments
District 36 — part of Pasco County
Net Worth: $1.26 million
Notable: Fasano, who moves over from the Senate, previously served in the House from 1994-02.
Heather Dawes Fitzenhagen
Heather Dawes Fitzenhagen (R), 52, marketing director, Condo & HOA Law Group
District 78 — part of Lee County
Net Worth: $558,551
Notable: Fitzenhagen also works as a mediator/lawyer at Resolution Strategies and was a vice president at AIG Advisor Group.
Dave Hood (R), 58, attorney
District 25 — part of Volusia County
Net Worth: (-$246,500)
Notable: Hood was mayor of Ormond Beach from 1994-99 and was a city commissioner from 1992-94.
Travis Hutson (R), 28, Realtor
District 24 — Flagler County and parts of St. Johns and Volusia counties
Net Worth: $6.7 million
Notable: Hutson worked for his family’s real estate investment business, Hutson Cos., and served on the finance team of a number of notable Republicans, including Gov. Mitt Romney, Gov. Rick Scott, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, Attorney General Pam Bondi and others.
Shevrin Jones (D), 29, vice president of community affairs, McKinley-Alston Financial
District 101 — part of Broward County
Net Worth: $150,000
Notable: Jones, who was elected without opposition, is co-founder of a youth leadership organization called L.E.A.D., Leaders by Empowerment — Activist by Development.
Dave Kerner (D), 29, attorney
District 87 — part of Palm Beach County
Net Worth: (-$54,612)
Notable: Kerner led a statewide class-action lawsuit against 26 cities and a camera company that helped recover millions of dollars in damages from illegal use of red light cameras.
Next page, meet more new members of Florida's House.