Our guest speaker this month is Senator Tom Lee, District 21.
Senator Tom Lee currently serves his community in Senate District 20, consisting of parts of Hillsborough, Pasco, and Polk counties. For over 30 years, he has been a licensed real estate agent and an owner of Sabal Homes of Florida, where he currently holds the positions of Vice President and Director. Senator Lee received an associate degree from Hillsborough Community College in 1982 and a bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Tampa in 1984.
During his 15 years in the Senate, Senator Lee has held a variety of leadership positions. From 2004-2006, he was chosen by his colleagues to lead their chamber as President of the Senate. Senator Lee also served the Senate as Chair of the Rules Committee (2000-2004), Chair of the Appropriations Committee (2014-2016) and Chair of a Senate Select Committee to implement constitutional amendments passed by the voters in 2002. During his term as Senate President, Senator Lee was a strong advocate for ethics reform and fiscal responsibility. In 2005, he championed the passage of Florida's gift ban, designed to promote ethical conduct by elected officials and those who lobby state government. He also authored a constitutional amendment adopted by the voters in 2006, requiring the legislature to produce a long-range financial outlook to guide the legislative budgeting process. That same amendment created the Florida Government Efficiency Task Force to develop recommendations for reducing cost and improving the operations of state government.
Buffet lunch will be open beginning at 11:45 a.m. and the meeting will begin promptly at noon.
Members $15. Non-members & Guests will be charged $25 for lunch.
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