Florida's Freshman Lawmakers
Meet Florida's new crop of senators and house representatives. Each profile includes party, district, net worth and notable news.
Mike La Rosa
Mike La Rosa (R), 30, real estate developer
District 42 — parts of Osceola and Polk counties
Net Worth: $579,698
Notable: La Rosa was a replacement candidate for Republican Rep. Mike Horner, who withdrew from the race last September after his name surfaced on a client list at an Orlando brothel.
Larry Lee Jr.
Larry Lee Jr. (D), 59, owner, State Farm insurance agency in Fort Pierce; co-owner, WFLM 104.7 FM and WIRA 1400 AM radio stations
District 84 — part of St. Lucie County
Net Worth: $2.5 million
Notable: Lee played briefly in the NFL in 1976 after graduating from Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C. He signed with the Denver Broncos but was cut in preseason.
MaryLynn Magar (R), 49, vice president, HeartCare Imaging
District 82 — parts of Martin and Palm Beach counties
Net Worth: $1.9 million
Notable: Magar has been a local Republican executive committee member for 20 years.
Kionne McGhee (D), 35, lawyer/professor/motivational speaker
District 117 — part of Miami-Dade County
Net Worth: (-$49,760)
Notable: McGhee was raised in public housing. In school, he was labeled emotionally handicapped and learning disabled and was suspended more than 20 times. His father and brother were murdered.
Jared Moskowitz (D), 32, general counsel, AshBritt Environmental
District 97 — part of Broward County
Net Worth: $299,641
Notable: In 2006, as a second-year law student, Moskowitz was elected to the Parkland city commission, making him one ofo the youngest elected officials in the state at that time.
Kathleen Peters (R), 51, vice president of public affairs, Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce
District 69 — part of Pinellas County
Net Worth: $244,994
Notable: Peters served since 2008 on the South Pasadena City Commission and recently was mayor, a commission-appointed position.
Cary Pigman (R), 54, emergency room doctor
District 55 — Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee counties and part of St. Lucie County
Net Worth: $529,566
Notable: In 2011, Pigman was deployed for six months in northern Iraq, where he served as an emergency medicine physician at Forward Operating Base Diamondback in Mosul and then at Contingency Operating Site Warrior in Kirkuk. He and his wife, an emergency room nurse, raise sheep and chickens and maintain a vineyard on their small farm.
Bobby Powell Jr
Bobby Powell Jr. (D), 31, former legislative aide
District 88 — part of Palm Beach County
Net Worth: $11,482
Notable: Powell was a legislative assistant for state Rep. Mack Bernard from 2009-12. Prior to that, he was a planner for West Palm Beach.
Sharon Pritchett (D), 60, retired investigator, Miami-Dade public defender’s office
District 102 — parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties
Net Worth: $170,000
Notable: Pritchett is a former Miami Gardens councilwoman and narrowly lost a bid for a House seat in a special election in 2011.
Next page, meet more new members of Florida's House.