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Representative  David J. Mealor

District 34

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Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Lake Mary

Occupation:  Professor/Regional Area Campus Director

Spouse:  Laurie Dedman of Princeton, New Jersey

Child(ren):  Stephanie, Michael

Education:  University of Georgia, B.S., 1969, Ph.D., 1977

Born:  December 21, 1946, Tacoma, WA

Military:  U.S. Army 1970-1973 Korea, Awarded U.S. Army Commendation Medal

Moved to Florida:  1980

Religious Affiliation:  Episcopal

Recreational Interest:  canoeing, family activities, outdoor activities, reading, traveling

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently

Other Public Service

City of Lake Mary, Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Commissioner

Council of Local Governments in Seminole County, Chairman

Tri-County League of Cities, Board of Directors


Seminole County Legislative Delegation Chairman 2001-2002

American Cancer Society, Seminole Unit, Board of Directors 1998-present

School Advisory Council-Seminole County School District, Chairman 1997-1999

Lake Mary Community Improvement Association, President 1990

Lake Mary Rotary Club, President 1987

Orange County Mental Health Association, past Board of Directors 1985-1988


Christian Coalition of Florida, Faith and Family Award 2002-2006

Seminole County Elected Official of the Year 2005

Spirit of Special Olympics Florida Award Recipient 2005

Florida Children First! Outstanding Legislator Award 2004

Children's Home Society of Florida, Legislator of the Year Award 2003

Florida Student Association, Distinguished Service Award 2002

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Legislator of the Year 2002

Seminole County Mental Health Service, Distinguished Service Award 2002

Sheriff's Citation from Kevin Beary, Orange County Sheriff 2001

University of Central Florida, Faculty Leadership Award 1998

State and National Professional Associations, Presidential Awards 1985, 1996

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