Daniel Webster

Speaker (1996 - 1998)

District: 41 -- Republican

Parts of Lake, Orange, Osceola

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Orlando
Occupation:  Air Conditioning Contractor
Child(ren):  Brent Alan and David Lee
Education:  Georgia Tech, B.S.E.E., 1971, Tau Kappa Epsilon, intramural sports, Student Government Chaplain 1970-1971
Born:  April 27, 1949, Charleston, WV
Moved to Florida:  1956
Religious Affiliation:  Baptist

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 1980, reelected subsequently
Minority Floor Leader 1982-1984
Orange County Delegation Chairman 1985 and 1991
Minority Policy Committee Vice Chairman 1985-1988
Minority Whip 1988-1990
Republican Leader pro tempore 1992-1994
Republican Leader 1994-1996
Speaker of the House 1996-1998


Allen Morris Most Respected Member Award runner-up 1988
Republican Caucus Leadership Award 1991-1992
Florida Chamber of Commerce Legislator of the Year 1995
Board of Regents Legislative Award 1995
Florida Farm Bureau Legislative Award 1995
Florida League of Cities Quality Floridian April 1995
Florida Hotel and Motel Association Special Recognition Award 1995
Florida Banking Association Award 1995
Republican Party of Florida Statesman of the Year 1995
Florida Medical Association Inc. recognition for support of legislation to protect the health and well-being of Floridians 1996
The Florida Association of State Troopers Leadership Award for Excellence in Legislative Leadership 1996
American Heart Association recognition for support of AHA priority issues 1996. "I would like to acknowledge that any accomplishments I may have achieved come only from the investment that God and others have made in my life."