December 19, 2014

Tallahassee Trend

Florida's Freshman Lawmakers

Meet Florida's new crop of senators and house representatives. Each profile includes party, district, net worth and notable news.

Amy Keller | 1/4/2013

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Dwight Dudley
Dwight Dudley

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
Dane Eagle

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
Katie Edwards

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
Mike Fasano

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

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
Dave Hood

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
Travis Hutson

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
Shevrin Jones

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
Dave Kerner

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.

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