Saturday, May 23, 2015

Representative  Ron Saunders Minority Leader
(2010 - 2012)

District 120

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Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Key West

Occupation:  Attorney

Spouse:  Melodie Saunders

Child(ren):  Ryan

Education:  University of Florida, B.S., magna cum laude, 1976, J.D., 1979, Florida Regents Scholar, National Merit Scholar, Florida Blue Key, Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary, UF basketball, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, University of Florida Hall of Fame

Born:  October 30, 1954, Key West, FL

History:  Jack A. Saunders, father, House of Representatives from Monroe County 1960-1964, Criminal Court Judge 1968-1971, and U.S. Magistrate 1978-1981

Religious Affiliation:  Episcopal

Recreational Interest:  basketball, diving, racquetball

Legislative Service

House of Representatives 1986-1994

Elected to the House in 2006, reelected subsequently

Appropriations Committee Chair 1990-1992

Community Affairs Committee Chair 1992-1994

Other Public Service

Florida Keys Community College Board of Trustees, Chairman 1983-1986

Florida Tax & Budget Reform Commission 1991-1992



Leadership Florida

Key West Jaycees President

Elks Lodge #551 Exalted Ruler

Key West Rotary Club Director

Florida Bar Young Lawyers Section Board of Governors

Florida Keys Land and Sea Trust President

Leadership Monroe County


Fifth Generation Key Wester

The Miami Herald poll's Most Effective House member 1991 and 1992

Secretary of State's Legislative Arts Recognition Award

Florida Jaycees Outstanding Young Floridian

Outstanding Young Men of America

Florida Jaycees Outstanding Chapter President

Jaycees International (JCI) Senator

Florida League of Cities Quality Floridian

Florida League of Conservation Voters Gold Star

Florida Audubon Society Legislative Excellence Award

Florida Sierra Club Legislative Award

Florida Conservation Association Legislative Award

Organized Fishermen of Florida Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award

Florida Network for Youth and Family Services Outstanding Legislator Award

Florida Association of School Administrators Raymond B. Stewart Gavel of Authority Award

Leadership Florida Outstanding Alumnus Award

Florida Association of Community Colleges Legislative Award

Florida School Board Administrators "67" Award

Florida Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll

Green Living Achievement Award

American Cancer Society Legislative Award

Florida Monthly Best Legislator of the Year

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