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Ed Hooper's Biography

Office: State Senate (FL) - District 16, Republican

Contact Information


326 Senate Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100

3450 East Lake Road, Suite 305
Palm Harbor, FL 34685

Full Name:

Ed Hooper




Wife: Lee Ellen; 4 Children: Brian, Ann, Jennifer, Sara

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Statesville, NC

Home City:

Clearwater, FL



Attended, Fire Science and Emergency Medicine Studies, Saint Petersburg Junior College

Senator, Florida State Senate, District 16, 2018-present

Candidate, Florida State Senate, District 16, 2018

Representative, Florida State House of Representatives, 2006-2014

Deputy Whip, Florida State House of Representatives, 2008-2010

Commissioner, Clearwater City Commission, 1996-2000

Vice Mayor, Clearwater City Council, 1999-2000

Candidate, Florida State House of Representatives, District 50, 2000

Former Member, Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, Florida State House of Representatives

Former Member, House Redistricting Subcommittee, Florida State House of Representatives

Former Member, Veteran and Military Affairs Subcommittee, Florida State House of Representatives

Member, Pinellas County Charter Review Commission, 2010

Chair, Pinellas County Legislative Delegation, 2008-2009

Member, Clearwater Community Development Board, 2001-2004

Chair, Pinellas Assembly Fire and Emergency Medical Services Task Force, 2004

Member, Pinellas Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1999-2000

Member, Pinellas Planning Council, 1998-2000

Partner, Consus Group, Limited Liability Corporation, present

Firefighter, Clearwater Fire Department, 1968-1996

Member, Leadership Pinellas, 1998-present

Board Member/Trustee, Long Center Foundation, 1997-present

Member, Florida Professional Firefighters, 1972-present

Member, Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee

Member, Board of Directors, Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2005

Member, Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation Board, 2000-2003

Member, Community Pride Board of Directors, 2001-2003

Member, Board of Directors, Jolley Trolley Transportation, 1996-2000

Member, Clearwater Homeless Intervention Project, 1996-2000

President, Pinellas Council of Firefighters, 1994-2000


Professional Firefighter of the Year, 1999
Legislator of the Year, 2013, Florida Manufacturers Association
Saint Petersburg College Outstanding Alumnus Award, 2013
Legislative Appreciation Award, 2010, 2012, Florida League of Cities, Incorporated
Leading Age Florida, 2012, Legislator of the Year Award
Legislator of Year Award, 2012, Associated Industries of Florida
NASW Tampa Bay Unit Elected Official of the Year, 2012
Legislative Service Award, 2011, Florida Dental Association
ABC Friend of Free Enterprise" Award, 2008, 2009, 2010, Associated Builders and Contractors
Big Brother Big Sisters Appreciation Award, 2010
Legislative Leadership Award, 2010, Florida Association of Counties
Florida Sheriffs Association Legislative Award, 2010
Fraternal Order of Police and Law Enforcement Officers Recognition of Continued Support - 2010
Legislator of the Year, 2009, Florida Professional Firefighters
Appreciation Award, 2008, Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services, Incorporated
Appreciation Award, 2008, Florida Assisted Living Affiliation, Pinellas County Chapter
Recognition for Outstanding Community Support, 2008, Willa Carson Health Resource Center
Recognition of Commitment Award, 2007, Florida Family Childcare Home Association

Favorite Movie:

"Hollywood Knights", "Cinderella Man", "Trouble with the Curve" and "Gran Torino."

Favorite TV Shows:

"Nashville", "Shark Tank", "American Idol", "America's Got Talent", "PGA Golf Tournaments", NASCAR races, NFL games and MLB games.

Favorite Type of Music:

Country and Blue Grass