Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Representative  Anna Holliday "Holly" Benson

District 3

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Pensacola

Occupation:  Municipal Bond Lawyer

Education:  Dartmouth College, A.B., 1993; University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1996

Born:  June 4, 1971, Camp LeJeune, NC

History:  Lois Benson, mother, elected to Florida House District 2, 1992-1994

Moved to Florida:  1976

Religious Affiliation:  Methodist

Recreational Interest:  playing guitar, sailing

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently. Resigned December 31, 2006.

Other Public Service

Pensacola City Planning Board


Bay Day, 2000-present

Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars

Pensacola Downtown Rotary Club

Pensacola Outdoor Sculpture Contest and Exhibition, 2003-present

University of Florida - Support of Higher Education

Pensacola Naval Complex Equal Employment Opportunity Federal Women's Program 2002

Progress 20/20, 2001-2002

Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board/Coordinated Community Transportation 2001

Arts Council of Northwest Florida, Treasurer 1997-1998, Advocacy Chair 1998-1999, Secretary 1999-2000

Scooper Bowl Ice Cream Festival, Founder and Chair, 1998-2000

Culture Club Monthly Arts Social, Founder and Chair 1999

Sacred Heart Hospital Women's Advisory Council, former member


B.T. Washington High School Wildcat Hall of Fame, inducted 2006

NAMI Legislator of the Year 2006

Florida Osteopathic Medical Society, Legislator of the Year 2005

Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Legislator of the Year 2005

Florida Association of Counties, County Champion 2004

Florida Chamber of Commerce, "A" Honor Roll 2004

Northwest Florida League of Cities, Legislator of the Year 2004

Florida Conference of Circuit Judges special recognition for Article V funding of Trial Courts

Pensacola Business Journal's "Top 40 under 40" in Pensacola

American Heart Association, Service Award 2003

Escambia County Award of Appreciation 2003

Florida Association of Counties, County Champion 2003

Florida Association of Court Clerks/Comptroller, Legislative Star 2003

Medical Group Management Association Award 2003

The Florida Bar, President's Legislative Award 2003

The North Florida Independent Pharmacy Association, Award of Support 2003

Women's Business Center, Inc., Diamond Award Finalist-Outstanding Achievement-Elected Official 2003

American Cancer Society, Legislative Award 2002

Florida Medical Association, Legislator of the Year 2002

American Heart Association, Legislative Award 2001

Associated Industries of Florida, #2 Ranking 2001

Florida Commission on Human Relations Civil Rights Legislation 2001

Florida Medical Association, 100% Rating 2001

Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, "Top 20 Quick Starter" Award 2001

Public Land and Trust, Legislative Leadership Award 2001

National Society of Fund Raising Executives, Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year 1999

Drafted and led enactment of University of Florida Honor Code 1995-1996

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