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Dennis Baxley's Biography

Office:

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate (FL) - District 13

Contact Information

Office

412 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

206 South Highway 27/441
Lady Lake, FL 32159

315 Southeast 25th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471

Full Name:

Dennis K. Baxley

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Ginette; 5 Children: Micah, Justin, Damon, Jeffrey, Renee

Birth Date:

08/22/1952

Birth Place:

Ocala, FL

Home City:

Ocala, FL

Religion:

Southern Baptist

AS, Funeral Service Program, Miami-Dade Community College, 1974-1975

BS, Sociology/Psychology, Florida State University, 1972-1974

AA, Central Florida Community College, 1972

Senator, Florida State Senate, District 12, 2016-present

Candidate, Florida State Senate, District 12, 2018

Representative, Florida State House of Representatives, District 23, 2000-2007, 2010-2016

Speaker Pro Tempore, Florida State House of Representatives, 2000-2007

Mayor/City Commissioner, City of Belleview, 1982-1983

Chairman, Marion County Delegation, present

Former Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, Florida State Senate

Former Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, Florida State Senate

Former Member, Choice & Innovation Subcommittee, Florida State House of Representatives

Former Vice Chair, Criminal Justice, Florida State Senate

Former Member, Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Florida State House of Representatives

Former Member, Education Committee, Florida State Senate

Former Member, Finance and Tax Committee, Florida State Senate

Former Chair, Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee, Florida State Senate

Former Member, Joint Select Committee on Collective Bargaining, Florida State Senate

Founding Chair, Legislative Vision Caucus

Former Member, Local & Federal Affairs Committee, Florida State House of Representatives

Former Member, Rules, Calendar & Ethics Committee, Florida State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Education, Florida State Senate

Principal Owner, Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, present

Member, Advisory Board, Marion County Children's Advocacy Center, present

Board Member, Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Florida State Board, present

Member, Marion County Children's Alliance, present

Member, Professional Advisory Committee, Munroe Regional Development Foundation, present

Elder, The Vine Community Church, present

Board of Directors, Tiger Bay Club of Ocala, present

Former President, Belleview Chamber of Commerce

Chair, First Avenue National Bank

Founder, First Avenue National Bank

Former Vice President, Florida Center for the Blind

Former Board Member, Florida Center for the Blind

Member, Gideons International

Member, Lions Club

Vice Presidient, Marion County Republican Business Council

Former Board Member, Marion County United Way

Former President, Rotary Club, Belleview

Former Board Member, Rotary Sportsplex, Marion County

Awards:

NRA, Defender of Freedom Award
Defender of Life Award

Hobbies or Special Talents:

fishing, listening to Gospel music, reading

Names of Grandchildren:

Jacob, Joshua, Makayla, Kate Lynn, Martha, Katherine, Hazel, William

Number of Grandchildren:

9

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