Monday, May 25, 2015

Representative  Ben Albritton

District 56

Capitol Office
222 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
Phone: (850) 717-5056

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District Office
150 North Central Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830-4742
Phone: (863) 534-0073

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Arcadia Office
DeSoto County, FL
Phone: (863) 993-4536

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Legislative Assistant:
Andrew Liebert

District Secretary:
Catherine Fraser
Karen Whaley

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Wauchula

Occupation:  Self-Employed/Business Manager

Spouse:  Missy Schrader of Wauchula, Florida

Child(ren):  Rebecca, Joshua, Ryan

Education:  Florida Southern College, B.S., Citrus/Business, 1986-1990

Born:  August 17, 1968, Lakeland, FL

Religious Affiliation:  Christian

Recreational Interest:  reading

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010, reelected subsequently


First Christian Church of Wauchula, member since birth, Board of Elders, 2003-present

Florida Citrus Mutual, current grower member

Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association Board, 2002-2007, President, 2007, current member

East Charlotte County Drainage District, past board member


Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Distinguished Alumni, 2014

Florida Farm Share, Hunger Champion award, 2013 and 2014

Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association, Legislative Award, for outstanding leadership and commitment to Florida Beaches, 2013

Fellowship of Christian Athletes, First Annual Lakeland Leadership Camp, outstanding service, 2013

Florida Citrus Mutual, Champion of Florida Citrus, 2013

Small County Coalition, Leadership Award, 2013

Florida Cattleman's Association, Legislator of the Year Award, 2013

Florida Farm Bureau, "A Champion of Agriculture," 2013

Americans For Prosperity Score Card, 100% score, 2011, 2013, and designated "Champion of Economic Freedom"

Foundation for Florida's Future, 100% score, 2011, 2012, 2013

Florida Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Advocate Award, 2012, 2013

Florida Chamber of Commerce, Report Card, 100% score, 2011, 2012, 2013

Florida Farm Bureau, Legislator of the Year Award, 2012

Florida Library Association, "Legislator without whose support library funding would not have been won," 2012

Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Legislator of the Year Award, 2012

Florida League of Cities, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2012

Florida Charter School Alliance and National Coalition for Public School Options Florida Chapter, Champion of School Choice Award, 2012

American Conservative Union, Defender of Liberty Award, 2011

Florida Southern College, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2011

Peace River Center, Legislator of the Year, 2011

Florida Citrus Commission, appointed by Governor Bush and Governor Crist, 2005-2010, Chairman, 2007-2010, Administration and Budget Committee, Chairman, 2006-2007, Domestic Marketing Committee, Vice Chairman, 2005-2006

Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc., "Friend of Free Enterprise"

Florida Association of Food Banks, Recognition for Commitment to Hunger Relief in Florida

Guardian Ad Litem Program, Legislator of the Year

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