Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Representative  Bill Galvano

District 68

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Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Bradenton

Occupation:  Attorney

Spouse:  Julie Forrester of Bradenton

Child(ren):  Michael, William, Jacqueline Anne

Education:  Manatee Community College, A.A., 1986; University of Florida, B.A., Political Science, 1989, Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society, Phi Alpha Delta; University of Miami, J.D., 1992, Opinions editor, Res Ipsa Loquitor periodical

Born:  April 16, 1966, Liberty, NY

Moved to Florida:  1969

Religious Affiliation:  Catholic

Recreational Interest:  exercise, family time, golf, reading

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2002, reelected subsequently


Bay Area Legislative Delegation, Chair 2006-2007

Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation 2002–present

Manatee County Public Schools Foundation, Honorary Advisory Council 1995-present

Mote Marine Laboratory, Trustee 2000-present

Manatee County Sheriff’s Advisory Council 1999-present

Mote Scientific Foundation, Trustee 1998-present

Economic Village Oversight Committee, Chairman 2000-2005

Manatee County Schools Foundation, Events Committee Chairman 1997-2005

Phil Galvano Golf Classic, Chairman 1997–2005

Select Committee for Private Property Rights 2005

Manatee County Legislative Delegation, Chairman 2003–2004

House for Public/Private Partnerships in Education, Speaker’s Liaison 2003


Florida Sheriffs Association, Legislator of the Year 2009

The Florida ARC, Legislator of the Year 2009

Manatee County Bar, William C. Grimes Award for Lifetime Achievement in Community Service 2009

Florida Catholic Conference, Defender of Dignity 2008

Florida Medical Association, Legislator of the Year 2008

Florida Pharmacy Association, Legislator of the Year 2008

Florida Society of Ophthalmology, Legislator of the Year Award 2008

Healthy Families Leadership Award, Health Care Council of the Florida House 2008

Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, Distinguished Alumni Award 2008

Legislator of the Year for Support of Water Restoration Action Plan 2008

Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Outstanding Leadership in the Creation of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority 2008

Outstanding Service & Dedication to UF in Leading the Gator Legislative Caucus 2008

Florida Children's Services Council, Stepping Up for Children Legislative Award 2007

Florida Legal Services, Assuring Equal Access to Justice Award 2007

Manatee County Farm Bureau, Friend of Agriculture Award 2007

Palmetto Youth Center, Citizenship in Government Award for Outstanding Contribution to Interracial Harmony and Multicultural Understanding 2007

Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority, Distinguished Service Award 2007

Christian Coalition of Florida, Faith and Family Award 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Florida Association of School Social Workers, Legislator of the Year 2006

Florida Chamber of Commerce, Honor Roll 2006

Florida Statewide Advocacy Council, Legislator of the Year 2006

Tampa Bay Partnership, Chair's Cup for Excellence in Regionalism 2006

Association for Retarded Citizens, Herb Morgan Legislator of the Year 2005

Florida Coalition for Children, Legislative Appreciation Award 2005

National Wild Turkey Federation Manasara Osceolas Chapter, Legislative Award 2005

Professional Wreckers, Legislator of the Year 2005

University of Miami, Distinguished Alumnus 2005

American Heart Association, Legislative Award 2004

Florida Housing Coalition, Supporting Housing Needs of Low Income Families Award 2003-2004

Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, Appreciation Award 2004

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Award for Legislative Leadership 2004

The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Distinguished Service Award 2004

PACE Center for Girls of Manatee County, Legislative Leadership Award 2003

Professional Wrecker Operators of Florida, Freshman of the Year 2003

Renewable Energy Education Project, Legislative Award 2003

Republican Executive Committee of Manatee County, Legislator of the Year 2003

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