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October 3, 2015

Florida Lawmakers

The Freshman Class

The Florida House gets 35 new members. All seven new senators served in the House. Here's a roundup.

Amy Keller | 1/1/2009

The New Reps
The 120-member Florida House has 35 new members — 21 Republicans and 14 Democrats.

» Joseph Abruzzo (D), 28, port security specialist for the U.S. Coast Guard; District 85 — part of Palm Beach

» Janet Adkins (R), 43, no outside employment; District 12 — Baker, Nassau, Union and parts of Bradford, Clay, Duval


» Leonard Bembry (D), 61, general manager, University Homes; District 10 — Hamilton, Madison, Taylor and parts of Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Franklin, Jefferson, Levy, Wakulla

» Esteban Bovo Jr. (R), 46, director of public policy and external affairs for Miami Children’s Hospital; District 110 — part of Miami-Dade

» Dwight Bullard (D), 31, teacher; District 118 — part of Miami-Dade

» Rachel Burgin (R), 26, former legislative and county commission aide; District 56 — part of Hillsborough

» James Bush III (D), 53, teacher, former state representative; District 109 — part of Miami-Dade

» Gwyndolen “Gwyn” Clarke-Reed (D), 68, retired educator; District 92 — part of Broward

» Steve Crisafulli (R), 37, real estate broker, businessman; District 32 — parts of Brevard, Orange

» Brad Drake (R), 33, owner, Southern Marketing Co.; former legislative aide; District 5 — Holmes, Washington and parts of Jackson, Okaloosa, Walton

» Eric “E” Eisnaugle (R), 31, attorney; District 40 — part of Orange


» Adam Fetterman (D), 38, attorney/general counsel; District 81 — parts of Martin, St. Lucie

» Erik Fresen (R), 32, land-use consultant; District 111 — part of Miami-Dade

» Tom Grady (R), 50, attorney; District 76 — part of Collier

» Mike Horner (R), 41, president and CEO, Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce; District 79 — parts of Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Polk

» Mia Jones (D), 40, former member of the Jacksonville City Council; District 14 — part of Duval


» Debbie Mayfield (R), 52, mortgage broker; District 80 — parts of Brevard, Indian River, St. Lucie

» H. Marlene O’Toole (R), 63, project director, Take Stock in Children; District 42 — parts of Lake, Marion, Sumter

» Mark Pafford (D), 42, director of leadership giving, The Lord’s Place; District 88 — part of Palm Beach

» Scott Plakon (R), 49, CEO, Nationwide Publishing Co.; District 37 — parts of Orange, Seminole

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