Larry Ahern

District: 66 -- Republican

Part of Pinellas

Committee Membership for 2016 - 2018 Term

Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee ( Chair )
12/12/2016 - 6/30/2017
8/17/2017 - 11/6/2018
Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee ( Vice Chair )
12/12/2016 - 6/30/2017
Appropriations Committee
12/12/2016 - 6/30/2017
8/17/2017 - 11/6/2018
Careers & Competition Subcommittee
12/12/2016 - 6/30/2017
8/17/2017 - 11/6/2018
Education Committee
12/12/2016 - 6/30/2017
8/17/2017 - 11/6/2018
Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee
8/17/2017 - 11/6/2018
Public Integrity & Ethics Committee
12/12/2016 - 6/30/2017
8/17/2017 - 11/6/2018

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Seminole
Occupation:  Small Business Owner
Spouse:  Maureen Byrne Ahern
Child(ren):  Lauren Ahern, Lindsay Anderson, Sarah Kosterlitz
Grandchild(ren):  Stella Kosterlitz
Born:  April 26, 1955, Detroit, MI
Military:  United States Air Force, 1973-1977; Beale AFB California, 1974-1975, Iraklion Air Station, Crete, Greece, 1975-1977, Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, South Dakota, 1977
Moved to Florida:  1978
Religious Affiliation:  Catholic
Recreational Interest:  golf, hiking, racquetball

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010, reelected subsequently

Other Public Services

Pinellas County Charter Review Commission, appointed by the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation, 2015-2016
City of St. Petersburg Nuisance Abatement Board, appointment by the Mayor, 2008-2010
Pinellas County Swimming Pool Review and Examining Board, appointment by the Commissioner, 2008-2010

Affiliations

Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce
Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Big Brother, 2008-present
Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce, 2009-present
Pinellas County Sheriff's Advisory Board, 2009-present
St. Jude the Apostle Cathedral Pastoral Council, 2008-2011
City of St. Petersburg Nuisance Abatement Board, 2008-2010
Pinellas County Swimming Pool Review and Examining Board, 2008-2010
Insurance Trust Board Florida West Coast Chapter of the National Spa and Pool Institute, 1999-2004

Highlights

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Friend of Free Enterprise Award
Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, President's Honor Roll, 2017
Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast, Legislative Champion Award, 2016
Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, Defensor Vitae Award, 2016
Florida Health Care Association, Champion for the Elderly Award, 2015
City of Seminole, Certificate of Recognition: Fabulous Floridian, 2014
Florida Assisted Living Federation of America, Legislator of the Year Award, 2014
Florida Health Care Association, Champion for the Elderly Award, 2014
Suncoast League of Cities, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2014
Florida Swimming Pool Association, Legislator of the Year Award, 2013
Personal Enrichment through Mental Health Services (PEMHS), Recognition Award for Support, 2013
Pinellas County Farm Bureau, Recognition Award for Support, 2013
Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society, Legislator of the Year Award, 2013

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