Ed Hooper

District: 67 -- Republican

Part of Pinellas

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 Services

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

Affiliations

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

Highlights

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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