Julio Gonzalez

District: 74 -- Republican

Part of Sarasota

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Venice
Occupation:  Orthopaedic Surgeon
Child(ren):  Monica Gonzalez, Jessica Gonzalez
Education:  University of Miami School of Medicine, M.D., 1990; Navy's Flight Surgery School in Pensacola, Florida, Aviation Medicine, earned wings, 1992; University of Florida's University Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida, 1995-2000; Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2013
Born:  May 30, 1964, Miami, FL
Military:  former United States Navy Reserve, as part of the United States Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program, two deployments: Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf during conflicts in Yugoslavia, Gulf Storm, and Somalia
Religious Affiliation:  Catholic
Recreational Interest:  bicycling, music, SCUBA diving, speaks fluent Spanish, writing

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2014, reelected subsequently
Deputy Majority Whip, 2014-2016

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Councilors, councilor
Epiphany Cathedral Church Pastoral Advisory Council
Florida Medical Society House of Delegates, delegate
Florida Orthopaedic Society Board of Directors, Chair
Sarasota County Medical Society Board of Governors
Venice Regional Medical Center medical community, Chief of Surgery, Chief of Staff, Hospital's Board of Trustees, staff representative, Medical Society House of Delegates, Chair

Highlights

Authored two books and numerous articles on healthcare reform and healthcare legislation
Florida Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll, 2015, 2016
Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Legislator of the Year, 2016
Florida Society of Rheumatology, Legislator of the Year, 2016
Florida College of Emergency Physicians, Legislator of the Year, 2015

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