Sept. 15, 2014 | Volume XXII, Issue 5

‘Gators’ in Legislature Shaping the Future

Published: March 11th, 2002

Category: News

UF College of Law graduates are helping shape the future of the University of Florida, the law school and other state institutions through their service on the Florida Legislature. “These 11 legislators continue the excellent tradition of Gator law grads who have made tremendous contributions through their service in the Florida House and Senate,” said Dean Jon Mills, himself a former state representative and speaker of the house. “They also join the long, impressive line of our law school grads who have held and do hold vital positions in international, national, state and local governments.”

• Rep. Jeffrey D. Kottkamp J.D. ’87 District 74 (parts of Charlotte, Lee and Sarasota counties), Cape Coral. Republican. Agriculture & Consumer Affairs. Select Comm. on Oversight & Accountability for Florida’s Pension Funds. Judicial Oversight, Vice Chair. Claims. House Redistricting.

• Senator Buddy Dyer J.D. ’87 District 14 (parts of Orange and Seminole counties), Orlando. Democrat. Judiciary, Vice Chairman. Appropriations Subcommittee on Education. Ethics and Elections. Subcommittee on Congressional Apportionment and Redistricting. Transportation. Joint Legislative Auditing Committee.

• Rep. Dan Gelber J.D. ’85 District 106 (part of Dade County), Miami Beach. Democratic Whip. Select Comm. on Oversight & Accountability for Florida’s Pension Funds. Council for Healthy Communities. Information Technology. Judicial Oversight. Joint Legislative Committee on Article V. Select Committee on Security, Vice Chair.

• Rep. J. Dudley Goodlette J.D. ’72 District 76 (part of Collier County), Naples. Republican. Council for Ready Infrastructure. Utilities & Telecommunications. Judicial Oversight. Rules, Ethics & Elections, Chair. Select Committee on Florida’s Economic Future. Select Committee on Security, Chair. Procedural & Redistricting Council (Groups A and D).

• Rep. Anna Holliday “Holly” Benson J.D. ’96 District 3 (part of Escambia County), Pensacola. Republican. Council for Competitive Commerce. Health Promotion. Utilities & Telecommunications. Health & Human Services Appropriations. Joint Legislative Committee on Article V.

•Rep. Joe H. Pickens J.D. ’83 District 21 (Putnam, parts of Clay, and Marion counties), Palatka. Republican. Council/Committee Membership. General Education. Transportation. Judicial Oversight. Education Appropriations.

• Rep. Larry Crow J.D. ’82 District 49 (part of Pinellas County), Dunedin. Republican. Select Comm. on Oversight & Accountability for Florida’s Pension Funds. Judicial Oversight, Chair. Council for Smarter Government. Fiscal Responsibility Council. Joint Legislative Committee on Article V. Procedural & Redistricting Council (Groups A and D). House Redistricting, Co-Chair.

• Senator Rod Smith J.D. (Honors) ’74 District 5 (parts of Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee and Union counties) Gainesville. Democrat. Ethics and Elections, Vice Chairman. Criminal Justice, Vice Chairman. Finance and Taxation. Governmental Oversight and Productivity. Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Legislative Apportionment and Redistricting. Select Committee on Public Security and Crisis Management.

• Rep. Timothy M. “Tim” Ryan J.D. ’81 District 99 (part of Broward County), Dania Beach. Democrat. Utilities & Telecommunications. Judicial Oversight. Fiscal Responsibility Council. Fiscal Policy & Resources. Rules, Ethics & Elections. Procedural & Redistricting Council (Groups A and D).

• Senator John F. Laurent J.D. ’72 District 17 (parts of Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk counties), Bartow. Republican. Subcommittee on Legislative Apportionment and Redistricting, Chairman. Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government. Education. Natural Resources. Rules and Calendar. Transportation. Joint Legislative Committee on Article V.

• Senator Walter G. “Skip” Campbell Jr. J.D. ’73 District 33 (part of Broward County), Tamarac. Democrat. Regulated Industries, Chairman. Banking and Insurance. Finance and Taxation. Health, Aging and Long-Term Care. Judiciary. Subcommittee on Congressional Apportionment and Redistricting. Rules and Calendar. Select Committee on Public Security and Crisis Management. Joint Legislative Committee on Article V. Joint Legislative Budget Commission. Zero-Based Budgeting Subcommittee on Public Safety. Commission on Capital Cases.

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