Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Representative  William Thomas "Tom" Mims

District 45

Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Lakeland

Occupation:  Developer

Child(ren):  Brittney McKay

Education:  Polk Community College, A.A.; University of Florida, B.S., Student Advisory Board, Student Business Vice President

Born:  November 3, 1963, Miami, FL

History:  Louie T. Mims, father, Polk County Sheriff 1976-1984.


Religious Affiliation:  Methodist, First United Methodist Church

Recreational Interest:  tennis, hunting, snow skiing, and jogging

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 1988, reelected subsequently.

Other Public Service

Polk County Citizens' Task Force on Children. University of Florida Fisher School of Accounting Steering Committee. Polk County Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Reports Vice Chairman.


National and Polk County Associations of Accountants

National Association of Realtors

Lakeland Board of Realtors

Polk County Builders Association past member

Kiwanis Club

University of Florida Fisher School of Accounting Steering Committee

PRIDE of Lakeland Advisory Board


Special Olympics Speakers Bureau Chaperone 1988 State Games. Broker/Salesman Louie Mims Real Estate. Polk Education Association Freshman Legislator of the Year 1989. Polk Community College Distinguished Alumni Award 1990. Program to Aid Drug-Abusers, Inc. Outstanding Legislator of the Year 1989. Outstanding Young Men of America 1989.

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