Legislator Profile

Florida Senator Jack Latvala (J) (R)
Jack Latvala (J)
District Address:
Suite 201
26133 U.S. Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL   33763
Phone: (727) 793-2797
Fax: (727) 793-2799

Legislative Address:
408 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL   32399-1100
Phone: (850) 487-5020
Legislative Assistant:
Tracy Caddell (Clearwater), Courtney Vandenberg (Clearwater), Brenda Johnson (Tallahassee)

political profile
  • Senate District:20
  • First Elected:2010
  • Terms Out:2018
  • Party:Republican
  • Delegations:Pinellas
  • District Information:Map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Senate in 2010, reelected subsequently
    Senate 1994-2002
  • Born:November 3, 1951; Oxford, Mississippi
  • Moved to Florida:1961
  • Religious Affiliation:Baptist
  • Education:Stetson University, B.A., 1973
  • Occupation:CEO, GCI Printing Services, Inc. d/b/a Gulf Coast Imprinting
  • Spouse:Susan Richardson of Shelbyville, KY
  • Children:Christopher Latvala, Stephanie Latvala Courson
  • Grandchildren:Blake Courson, Sydni Courson
  • Highlights:Champion for the Boys & Girls Clubs, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, 2013
    Legislator of the Year, Florida Dental Association, 2013
    Healing Heroes Recognition Award, Healing Heroes Network, 2013
    Senator of the Year, Florida Retail Federation, 2013
    County Champion Award, Florida Association of Counties, 2013
    Distinguished Leadership Award, Printing Association of Florida, 2013
    TBLC Library Champion, The Tampa Bay Library Consortium, 2012
    American Cancer Society, Legislative Award, 2012
    Florida Association of School Administrators, FASA Award, 2012
    Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida, Leadership in Action Award, 2012
    Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association, Dennis L. Jones Statesman Award, 2012
    Friend of Free Enterprise, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., 2012
    Council/Manager Award of Recognition, City of Oldsmar, 2012
    Legislator of the Year, Promotional Products Association of Florida, 2012
    Outstanding Legislative Service Award, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, 2012
    Momentum Award, Clearwater Downtown Partnership, 2012
    Legislator of the Year, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, 2012
    Champion for Business, Associated Industries of Florida, 2012
    Florida Apartment Association Legislator of the Year, 2011
    Distinguished Alumni Award, Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, 2011
    Legislator of the year, Florida Police Benevolent Association, 2011
    Shining Star for Public Education, Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association, 2011
    Commitment to Quality Family Child Care, Florida Family Childcare Home Association, 2011
    Leadership Award, Port of Tampa Maritime Industries of Florida, 2011
    Legislative Appreciation Award, Florida League of Cities, 2011
    Outstanding Legislator Award, Disabled American Veterans, 2011
    Tugboat Award, Florida Ports Council, 2011
    Senator of the Year, Fraternal Order of Police, 2011
    Legislator of the Year, Florida Professional Firefighters Association, 2011
    Champion for Business, Associated Industries of Florida, 2011
    Champion of Judicial Independence, Florida Bar Association, 2011
    County Champion Award, Florida Association of Counties, 2011
  • Former Service:Chair, Pinellas Legislative Delegation
    Pinellas Sports Authority
    Palm Harbor Community Services Agency