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Clay Ford's Biography


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Full Name:

Clay Ford




Wife: Carol Ann; 3 Children: David, Doug, Clay

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Wynne, FL

Home City:

Gulf Breeze, FL



Diploma, United States Air Force War College, Non-Resident-Frankfurt, Germany

Diploma, United States Army War College, Resident-Carlisle Barracks

MS, Public Administration, Shippensburg University, 1986

JD, University of Arkansas, 1978

BA, Finance, University of Arkansas, 1969

Deputy Whip, Florida State House of Representatives, December

Representative, Florida State House of Representatives, 2007-2013

Mayor Pro Tempore, City of Gulf Breeze, 2000-2007

Councilman/Member, Gulf Breeze City Council, 1990-2007

Member, Arkansas Pulaski County Special School District Board, 1977-1979

Representative, Arkansas State House of Representatives, 1975-1976

Member, Governor's Task Force on Affordable Housing, 2005-2006

Member, Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council, 2005-2006

Delegate, Arkansas Constitutional Convention, 1978-1979

Legal Advisor, Arkansas Secretary of State

Employee, Arkansas State Senate

Assistant State Attorney, Florida Department of Children and Families

Employed, Southwestern Bell Telephone

Experience, Teacher

Attorney, 1978-2013

Colonel, Army Reserve National Guard, 1955-1988

Real Estate Broker, 1975-1977

Member, Florida Legislative Squadron Civil Air Patrol

Life Member, Military Officers Association of America, Pensacola Chapter

Member, Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

Member, American Legion, 2013

Life Member, National Rifle Association, 2013

Member, Arkansas Bar Association, 1978-2008

Member, Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, 1987-2008

Member, Florida Bar Association, 1987-2008

Member, Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, 1987-1988, 2007-2008

Member, Gulf Breeze Rotary Club, 2003-2008

Member/Former Chairman, Bay Area Resources Council, 1995-2007

Member/Former President, Florida League of Cities, 1992-2007

Member, Bay Area Resources Council, 1995-2006

Trustee, Florida Municipal Insurance Trust, 1998-2006

Trustee, Florida Municipal Investment Trust, 1999-2006

Trustee, Florida Municipal Pension Trust, 2004-2006

President, Florida League of Cities, 2004-2005

Board Member, National League of Cities, 2003-2004

Board Member, Pensacola Bay Area Literacy Coalition, 1999-2002