Anna Holliday "Holly" Benson

District: 3 -- Republican

Parts of Escambia, Santa Rosa

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 Services

Pensacola City Planning Board

Affiliations

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

Highlights

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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