Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Representative  Matt Hudson Speaker pro tempore
(2014 - 2016)

District 80

Capitol Office
418 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
Phone: (850) 717-5080

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District Office
Harmon Turner Building, Suite 212
3299 Tamiami Trail East
Naples, FL 34112-5746
Phone: (239) 417-6270

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Hendry County Courthouse
25 East Hickpochee Avenue
LaBelle, FL 33935-5015
Phone: (863) 675-5267

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Legislative Assistant:
Sheila Jackson

District Secretary:
Kim Hamilton

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Member Information

Leadership Roles

Speaker pro tempore(2014-2016)

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Naples

Occupation:  Vice President of Operations and Broker of VIP Realty Group

Child(ren):  Chris, Kelsey

Education:  Manatee Community College, 1984-1987; Edison College, 1990-1992; Barry University, 2007

Born:  July 9, 1966, Columbus, OH

Moved to Florida:  1977

Religious Affiliation:  Catholic

Recreational Interest:  reading, traveling, umpiring

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives on November 20, 2007, reelected subsequently

Other Public Service

Collier County Legislative Delegation, Chair

Republican Party of Florida, State Executive Committee

Golden Gate Fire Commissioner, Seat 1, 2002-2007

Sheriff and Clerk of Courts Innovation Group, 2006-2007

Collier County Productivity Committee, April 2004-February 2006

Golden Gate Fire Commission, Chairman, 2003-2006

Collier County Revenue Commission, June 2003-January 2005

Collier County Land Trust Advisory Committee, 1993-2002


Golden Gate Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), 1999-present

Golden Gate Estates Civic Association, former Director, current member

Homeowners Association of Golden Gate Estates, charter member

Collier Rotary Club of Naples, President, 2007, member, 2002-2007

Florida Association of Realtors, Director, 2004-2007

Naples Area Board of Realtors, Director, 2005-2007, Treasurer, 2007

Golden Gate Master Plan Restudy Committee, January-June 2003

Golden Gate Land Trust Advisory Council, 1993-2002

Finalist for Golden Gate Citizen of the Year, 2000


Alzheimer's Community Care, Support for Alzheimer's Disease, 2013-2014

Alzheimer's Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, Appreciation for Continued Support, 2013

Associated Industries of Florida, Champion for Business Award, 2013

Bio-Florida, Legislator of the Year, 2013

David Lawrence Center, Leadership & Knowledge, 2013

Florida Chamber, Distinguished Advocate, 2013

Florida Poison Information Center Network, Appreciation for Leadership & Steadfast Support, 2013

Florida Renal Coalition, Dedication & Service, 2013

SGA Edison State College, Distinguished Mentor Award, 2013

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), Legislator of the Year Award, 2012

Home Care Association of Florida, Home Care Legislative Advocate, 2012

Florida Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Advocate Award, 2010, 2011, 2012

Florida Chamber of Commerce, Honor Roll, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Student Government Association (SGA), Edison State College, Collier Campus, Fostering Leadership Award, 2012

The Florida Insurance Council, Inc. (FIC), Outstanding Legislative Leadership, 2012

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV), The Representative Denise Grimsley Leadership Award for Outstanding Leadership and Advocacy, 2011

Florida Council on Aging, Advocacy for Florida's Older Citizens, 2011

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc., Outstanding Legislator, 2011

Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA), Champion of Housing, 2011

Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Distinguished Alumni Award (Barry University), 2008 & 2011

Lee Mental Health (LMH), Advocate of the Year, 2011

March of Dimes, Iron Chef Winner, 2011

Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce, Community Leadership Award, 2011

Southern Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Outstanding Leadership & Measurable Impact on Life of Older Adults, 2011

Sunrise Community, Inc., Legislator of the Year Through Courage and Compassion, 2011

Voices of Hope, House Member of the Year, 2011

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Inc., Friend of Free Enterprise Award, 2008, 2009, 2010

Florida Health Care Association, Champion for the Elderly, 2010

Florida Junior Colleges, Student Government Association (SGA), Bob Graham Distinguished Service Award, 2009-2010

Florida Association of Counties, County Champion, 2009

Florida Dental Association, Legislator of the Year, 2009

National Coalition for Capital, Champion for Small Business, 2009

Christian Coalition of Florida, Faith and Family Award, 2008

Collier Rotary, President, 2006-2007

Collier Rotary, Outstanding Service and Achievement, President-Elect, 2005-2006

Golden Gate Fire Control and Rescue District, Dedicated Service to Citizens and Firefighters, 2002-2006

Naples Area Board of Realtors, Community Involvement Award, 2004

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