Saturday, May 23, 2015

Representative  Ed Hooper

District 67

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Clearwater

Occupation:  Consultant, Retired Fire Lieutenant, 28 years of service including 24 years in Clearwater, Florida, 1968-1996

Spouse:  Lee Ellen Hooper

Child(ren):  Brian Hooper, Ann Hall, Jennifer Godfrey, Sara Brichetto

Grandchild(ren):  Brianna Hooper, Bradley Hooper, Amanda Hall, Arin Hall, John Hall

Education:  St. Petersburg Junior College, Fire Science and Emergency Medicine Studies

Born:  August 5, 1947, Statesville, NC

Moved to Florida:  1972

Religious Affiliation:  Methodist

Recreational Interest:  golf

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006, reelected subsequently

Majority Deputy Whip, 2008-2010

Other Public Service

Pinellas County Charter Review Commission, 2010

Pinellas County Legislative Delegation, Chairman, 2008-2009

Clearwater Community Development Board, appointed, 2001-2004

Pinellas Fire & EMS Task Force, Chairman, appointed, 2004

Clearwater City Commissioner, elected, 1996-2000


Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, past Board of Directors, 2005, current member

Florida Firefighter Caucus, founding member, 2011-present

Florida Professional Firefighters, 1972-present, Legislator of the Year, 2009

Leadership Pinellas, 1998-present

Long Center Foundation, Board of Directors and Trustee, 1997-present

Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1999-2000

Pinellas Planning Council, 1998-1999


Consus Group, LLC, Government & Community Relations Consulting Firm, partner

Associated Industries of Florida Hospital Council, Legislator of the Year, 2012

Clearwater Downtown Partnership, Appreciation Award, 2012

Florida Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll, "A" Legislative Report Card, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Florida Education Association, "A" Legislative Report Card, 2008, 2011, 2012

Florida League of Cities, Inc., Legislative Appreciation Award, 2010, 2012

Leading Age Florida, Legislator of the Year, 2012

National Association of Social Workers, Tampa Bay, Elected Official of the Year, 2012

Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society, Legislator of the Year, 2012, Florida Dental Association, Legislative Service Award, 2011

Florida Home Builders Association, "A" Legislative Report Card, 2010, 2011

Associated Builders and Contractors, ABC Friend of "Free Enterprise" Award, 2008, 2009, 2010

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Appreciation Award, 2010

Florida Association of Counties, Legislative Leadership Award, 2010

Florida Sheriffs Association, Legislative Award, 2010

Fraternal Order of Police and Law Enforcement Officers Recognition of Continued Support, 2010

Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., Appreciation Award, 2008

Florida Assisted Living Affiliation, Pinellas County Chapter, Appreciation Award, 2008

Willa Carson Health Resource Center, Recognition for Outstanding Community Support, 2008

Florida Family Childcare Home Association, Recognition of Commitment Award, 2007

Professional Firefighter of the Year by the Governor, State Fire Marshal and Florida Cabinet, 1999

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