Bill Sublette


EDUCATION University of Florida, B.A., with Honors, History, 1985; Student Government Senator; Delta Tau Delta Fraternity; History Honor Society.
University of Florida, J.D., 1988; Moot Court Team; Chester Bedell American Inn of Court.

PUBLIC SERVICE Florida House of Representatives (1992-2000); Public Responsibility Council, Chairman (1999-2000), presiding over: Community Affairs, Election Reform, Governmental Operations, and Governmental Rules and Regulations committees; Education Appropriations Committee, Chairman (1997-1998); House Select Committee on School Facilities, Co-Chairman (1997); Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Economic Development, Vice Chairman (1995-1996); House Republican Policy Committee, Chairman (1993-1994); Orange County Legislative Delegation, Chairman (1993-1994), Vice Chairman (1992-1993); Orange County Republican Executive Committee (1990-1992, 2006-present); Orange County Juvenile Justice Task Force, Co-Chairman (1993-1994); Florida Task Force on the Use of Secured Detention (1993-1994); City of Orlando Smart Growth Team (2001); Orange County Jail Oversight Commission, Chairman (2001-02); Mayor's Education Action Council, Chairman (2003-04); Blue Ribbon Panel on Education, Chairman (2004-present); No Casinos, Inc., Chairman (2005-present); 5 Promises to Children Campaign, Co-Chair (2006-present); Trust the Voters Campaign Co-Chair (2006); Ninth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (2006-present); Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee (2006-present); Governor's Blueprint Commission on Juvenile Justice (2007); Rudy Giuliani Presidential Campaign, Orange County Chairman (2008).

COMMUNITY BOARDS & AFFILIATIONS American Cancer Society Board of Directors (1999-2005), Treasurer (2001-2002), Chairman (2002-03); Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families Community Leadership Council (1997-2006), Secretary (2001-02), President-Elect (2002-03), President (2003-05); WMFE Board of Trustees, (2001-present), Executive Committee and Chairman, Broadcasting Committee (2002-2005), Vice-Chairman (2005-2006), Chairman (2007-present); Boy Scouts of America: Central Florida Council Executive Board (1998-present), Vice President, Finance (2001-2003; 2007-present), Vice President, Special Events (2003-2005), Vice President, Administration (2005-2007); Chickasaw District Activities and Program Committee Chairman (1989-90), Chickasaw District Law Explorer Post Founder and Advisor (1990-91); Florida Partners in Crisis Board of Trustees (2006-present); Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce/Small Business Chamber: Board of Directors (2001-2002); Orange County Bar Association: President (2005-2006), President-Elect (2004-2005), Treasurer (2003-2004), Secretary (2001-2003), Executive Council (1996-present), OCBA Foundation President (1998-2002, 2003-2007), Young Lawyers Section President (1991-1992), Young Lawyers Section President-Elect (1990-1991), Young Lawyers Section Treasurer (1989-1990), OCBA Bill of Rights Project Chairman (1989), OCBA Doctor-Lawyer Drug Awareness Program Chairman (1992); Nemours Council (2006-present); Downtown Arts District Board of Directors (2003-2005); UCF College of Education Advisory Board (2005-2007); Central Orlando Kiwanis Club (1993-2003), Board of Directors (1997-1998); Frontline Outreach Benefit Luncheon Chairman (1995-present); Latino Leadership: Board of Directors (2002-present); Blankner School Foundation: Board of Directors (2003-present), President (2007-present), Vice President (2005-2007); Citizens Commission for Children Advisory Board (2008-present); Orlando Marine Institute Board of Directors (1997-2000); Orange County Young Republicans President (1991); Orlando Chamber of Commerce Compact Program Mentor (1989-1990); First Presbyterian Church, member (1994-present), Open Hearts Facilitator (1995, 1996, 1998), Sunday School Teacher (2003-2005); Orlando Tiger Bay Club (1994-2001); YMCA Soccer Coach (2003, 2004); Delaney Park Little League Softball Coach (2006-present).

AWARDS & HONORS Lakeside Alternatives "Community Excellence" Honoree 2005; Orange County, District 4, Citizen of the Year 2004-2005; Orlando Business Journal "10 Most Influential Businessmen Newsmakers of 2004"; Orange County Bar Association President's Award for Outstanding Service 2004; Disney Hand-Helping Kids Shine Grants Program Judge 2004; Mental Health of Central Florida Recognition Award 2002; Orange County Sheriff's Office Citation for Legislative Leadership 2000; Florida Title Loan Reform Coalition "Consumer Champion Award" 2000; National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Distinguished Legislator Award 2000; American Heart Association's "Silver Heart Award" 2000; Mental Health Association of Central Florida Distinguished Service Award 2000; Florida Home Builders Association Distinguished Service Award 2000; Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Legislative Career Achievement Award 2000; Delta Sigma Phi Public Service Award 2000; Improved Construction Practices Committee/National Association of Credit Management Award of Appreciation 2000; Lockheed-Martin Award for Legislative Excellence 1999; Florida Student Association Distinguished Service Award 1999; FSU Student Government Association Outstanding Service Award 1998; FTP-NEA Friend of Education Award 1998; FEA- United Statesman Award 1998; South Florida Consortium of School Boards Outstanding Legislator Award 1998; Florida Association of Science Teachers Award of Appreciation 1998; Florida Association of Counties Exemplary Public Service Award 1998; Florida Education Fund Award of Appreciation 1998; Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association Award of Excellence 1998; Orange County Teachers Association Thumbs Up Award 1998; Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Outstanding Representative Award 1998; Florida Autism Coalition Tribune Award of Appreciation 1997, Our Shining Star Award 1998; Florida Association of District School Superintendents Legislator of the Year 1997 and 1998; Florida School Boards Association Legislator of the Year 1997 and 1998; Florida Council on Economic Education Legislative Leadership Award 1997; Florida Academy of Family Physicians Award of Appreciation for Legislative Service 1997; UCF University Personnel System Staff Council Leadership Award 1997; Mental Health Association of Central Florida Lifetime Membership Award 1997; Center for Drug Free Living Award of Appreciation 1997; Florida Association of Community Colleges Legislative Service Award 1997; Florida Association of School Administrators Gavel of Authority Award 1997 and 1998; Southern College Community Service Award 1996; Florida Association of State Troopers Leadership Award 1996; Florida Association of Counties County Champion Award 1995 and 1999; Florida Division of Safety Leadership Award 1995; Florida Library Association Friends of the Library Award 1995; Florida Chamber of Commerce Pro Biz Roll Call 1993 and 1995, Legislative Top 40 Award 1997; Associated General Contractors of Greater Florida Honorary Membership Award; Former Eagle Scout

PERSONAL Born: April 12, 1963, Walnut Creek, California; Married: Suzanne "Suzie" Massa of Ocoee, Florida; Children: Alex (10), Aubrey (6), and Jack (5); Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian; Recreational Interests: Bicycling, History


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