Monday, May 25, 2015

Representative  Joe Saunders

District 49

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Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Orlando

Occupation:  Community Organizer, Nonprofit Consultant

Education:  University of Central Florida, B.A., Political Science, Legal and Women's Studies, minor, 2005

Born:  April 12, 1983, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Recreational Interest:  community theatre, the arts

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012

Democratic Deputy Whip 2012-2014


Florida Safe Schools Coalition, founder

Metropolitan Business Association of Orlando, member

Orange County League of Women Voters

Orlando Anti-Discrimination Ordinance (OADO) Committee

Osceola Arts for Complete Education Coalition, Chairman

University of Central Florida Alumni Association

Mad Cow Theatre, Board of Directors, 2014

Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce, board member, 2014

East Orlando Chamber of Commerce, member, 2013-2014

Goldenrod Chamber of Commerce, member, 2013-2014

Metro Orlando Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, member, 2013-2014

Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida, member, 2013-2014

Equality Florida, Statewide Field Director, 2006-2012

Orange County Democratic Executive Committee, Development Chair, 2012

Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, board member, 2012


Florida Alliance for Arts Education, Leadership Award, 2013

Florida Watch Action, Progress Florida, America Votes, Middle Class Champion Award, 2013

Watermark magazine, "Top 25 Leaders Under 25", 2006

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