Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Representative  Charles David "Dave" Hood, Jr.

District 25

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Daytona Beach Shores

Occupation:  Attorney/Managing Partner: Smith, Hood, Stout, Bigman & Brock, P.A.

Spouse:  Lorraine "Lori" of Syracuse, New York

Child(ren):  Charles III, Randall Clay, Lauren Alyson Hood, Lauren Elizabeth, Louis Garafolo, Jr.

Education:  University of South Carolina, B.A., cum laude, 1972-1975; University of South Carolina Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1975-1978

Born:  April 24, 1954, Fort Polk, LA

Moved to Florida:  1978

Religious Affiliation:  Presbyterian

Recreational Interest:  baseball, golf, tennis

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012

Resigned September 30, 2014

Other Public Service

Fifth District Court of Appeals Judicial Nominating Committee, Chairman, 2009-present

ACT, Board of Directors, Chairman, 2007-2008

City of Ormond Beach, City Commissioner, 1992-1994, Mayor, 1994-1999

Metropolitan Planning Organization, Chairman, Executive Board, 1996-1999

Volusia Local Government Study Commission, Chairman, 1998-1999

Ormond Beach Claims Committee, 1994-1998

Volusia County Council of Governments, Chairman, 1995-1997

East Florida Regional Planning Council, 1992-1993

Volusia County School Board, School Construction Committee, 1987-1991, Committee on Drop-Outs, 1988-1992

State Forum on Children at Risk, 1988-1990

Volusia County Committee on Education Compact, 1988-1990

Volusia County Task Force on Extended School Year, 1990


Florida Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors, 2008-present

Florida Hospital Operating Review Board, Chair, Board of Directors, 2011-present

Halifax Area Chamber of Commerce, 2012-present

Margarita Society of Volusia County, charter member

Volusia County Incubator Advisory Board, 2012-present

ACT, Board of Directors, 2007-2008

Easter Seal Society, Chairman, Board of Directors, 1987-2005

Halifax Habitat for Humanity, Review Committee, Chairman, 2000, Board of Directors, Chairman, 2001-2004

CORE Employer Services, Inc., Board of Directors, 2001-2003

Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 1997-2000

Metropolitan Planning Organization, Executive Board member, 1996-1999

Serenity House, Board of Directors, 1991-1997

United Way of Volusia County, Inc., Board of Directors, 1986-1992

Daytona Beach Kiwanis, Board of Directors, Chairman, 1984-1986, 1988, President, 1989-1990


Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors

Easter Seals Society of Volusia and Flagler Counties, Honorary Life Director, Chairman, 1992-1994

Fifth District Court of Appeals, Judicial Nominating Committee, Chairman

Regional Cancer Center, Fund Raising Committee Chairman

Volusia County Incubator Advisory Board

Volusia Civic League, 2010, Vision Committee, Chairman, 2001

American Heart Association, Heart Walk, Chairman, 2009

Easter Seals Charter School, Chairman, 2005-2008

Edgar Allen Founder Society, 2001, Easter Seals, Lily Award, 2005

Governor’s Wild Fire Task Force, 1998

Greater Volusia Tennis League, President, 1982-1984

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