Legislator Profile

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

Capitol Address:
412 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL   32399-1100
Phone: (850) 487-5016
political profile
  • Senate District:16
  • First Elected:2010
  • Terms Out:2018
  • Party:Republican
  • Delegations:Pasco,Pinellas
  • District Information:Map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Senate in 2010, reelected subsequently
    Senate 1994-2002
PERSONAL INFO
  • 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:Connie Prince
  • Children:Christopher Latvala, Stephanie Latvala Courson
  • Grandchildren:Blake Courson, Sydni Courson
  • Highlights:Iris Award, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Pinellas County, September 2017
    Statesman of the Decade, Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association, September 2017
    2017 Senator of the Year, The Able Trust, September 2017
    2017 Behavioral Health Award, Florida Council for Community Mental Health and Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, August 2017
    Soapbox Award, Florida Transportation Builders Association, August 2017
    Champion for the Elderly Award, Florida Health Care Association, July 2017
    President's Award, Florida Public Defender Association, Inc., July 2017
    Legislative Champion 2017, Florida Sheriffs Association, July 2017
    "In gratitude for your continued public service and dedication to Florida's independent education," Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, July 2017
    Legislative Champion Award, Florida Greyhound Association, July 2017
    Distinguished Advocate Award, Florida Chamber of Commerce, July 2017
    FAC President's Legacy Award, Florida Association of Counties, June 2017
    Home Rule Hero, Florida League of Cities, June 2017
    Legislative Service Award, Florida Dental Association, June 2017
    In Appreciation for Your Leadership and Service, Commencement Speaker, Palm Beach State College, May 2017
    7th Annual Luncheon, Gold Sponsor Thank You, InterCultural Advocacy Institute, May 2017
    In Appreciation of Your Gold Sponsorship of the 10th Value Me Luncheon and Fashion Show, Beth Dillinger Foundation, May 2017
    Distinguished Alumni Award, Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, March 2017
    Legislative Appreciation Award, Florida Association for Intergovernmental Relations, March 2017
    Champion for Business, Associated Industries of Florida, December 2016
    Legislative Leadership Award, Small County Coalition, November 2016
    Certificate of Appreciation, Tarpon Springs Board of Commissioners, November 2016
    Legislative Appreciation Award, Florida Campus Compact, November 2016
    Legislative Champion, Florida Rural Economic Development, November 2016
    Florida Leadership Award, Managing Entities of Florida, October 2016
    Thank you for Support, Lealman and Asian Neighborhood Family Center, October 2016
    Legislative Champion Award, Florida Sheriffs Association, September 2016
    Dedication to Safe Anesthesia, Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, September 2016
    Thank You recognition, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, August 2016
    Special Recognition, Homeless Empowerment Program, 2016
    Legislative Hall of Fame, Pasco-Hernando State College, July 2016
    County Leadership Award, Florida Association of Counties, 2016
    Appreciation Award, Florida Association of County Attorneys, June 2016
    Certificate of Appreciation for participation in the Pinellas County Internship and Apprenticeship Program, Pinellas County Schools, 2016
    Champion for Business, Associated Industries of Florida, 2016
    Honor Roll, Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, 2016
    Legislator of the Year, Florida School Boards Association, 2016
    Moxie Award, Drug Free American Foundation, Inc., 2016
    Certificate of Appreciation, Silver Sponsor, InterCultural Advocacy Institute, May 2016
    Certificate of Appreciation, Clearwater Historical Society, May 2016
    Certificate of Appreciation, Citizens Alliance for Progress, Inc., February 2016
    Key to the City of Clewiston, April 2016
    Above and Beyond Awards, Allegiant Airlines, 2016
    Community Hero Award, Clearwater Free Clinic, 2016
    Key to the City of Tarpon Springs, April 2016
    Honorary Membership, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 10 Clearwater, 2016
    Taxpayer Advocate of the Year, Florida Tax Collectors, 2015
    Legislative Champion, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2015
    Exemplary Public Service Award, Florida Association of Counties, 2015
    Best of the Bay - Best Republican, Creative Loafing, 2015
    Defender of Home Rule Award, Florida League of Cities, Inc., 2015
    Legislator of the Year, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., 2015
    President's Award, Florida Veterinary Medical Association, 2015
    Distinguished Alumni Award, Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, 2015
    Taxpayer Advocate of the Year, Florida Tax Collectors Association, 2014
    Legislator of the Year, Florida School Boards Association, 2014
    D.I. Rainey Legislative Award, Florida Chiropractic Association, Inc., 2014
    Homeless Champion Award, Florida Institute on Homelessness and Support Housing and the Florida Coalition for the Homeless, 2014
    Legislator of the Year Award, Adult Community Educators of Florida, 2014
    William G. "Doc" Myers Lifetime Achievement Award, Florida Association of Counties, 2014
    Senatorial Leadership Award, Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, 2014
    Legislator of the Year Award, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2014
    Solar Champion Award, Florida Solar Energy Industries Association, 2014
    Outstanding Library Supporter, Florida Library Association, 2014
    Library Champion, Tampa Bay Library Consortium, 2014
    Support Appreciation Award, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, 2014
    Champion for Business Award, Associated Industries of Florida, 2014
    Appreciation of Support, Tampa Bay Greyhound Association and Florida Greyhound Association, 2014
    Regional Chancellor Legislative Appreciation Award, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 2014
    Outstanding Legislative Leadership, Florida Insurance Council, 2014
    Proclamation of Appreciation for Efforts on the 'Florida Dreamers' Legislation, Broward College District Board of Trustees, 2014
    Proclamation of Appreciation for Efforts on the 'Florida Dream Act', St. Petersburg College Board of Trustees, 2014
    Distinguished Alumni Award, Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, 2014
    Larry Carmichael Legislative Appreciation Award, Florida Retired Educators Association, 2014
    Legislative Champion Award, Association of Florida Colleges Council of Presidents, 2014
    Champion for Dentistry Award, Florida Dental Association, 2014
    Key to Our Success Award, Criminal Justice Academy, Pinellas Park High School, 2014
    Appreciation Award, FGCAR/FGCAREP, 2014
    Hero Award, InterCultural Advocacy Institute, 2014
    Hunger Champion Award, Farm Share, 2013 - 2014
    Water Quality Leadership Award, Florida Storm Water Association, 2013
    Honor Roll, Florida Chamber of Commerce, 2013
    Library Champion, Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC), 2013
    Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award, Florida Insurance Council, 2013
    Legislator of the Year, Florida Bankers Association, 2013
    Legislator of the Year, Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association, 2013
    Moffitt Momentum Award, Moffitt Cancer Center, 2013
    Legislative Champion Award, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2013
    Legislative Appreciation Award, Florida League of Cities, Inc., 2013
    Outstanding Supporter Award, Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center, 2013
    Legislator of the Year, Upper Tampa Bay Manufacturers Association, 2013
    Appreciation of Efforts in Preserving Florida Spring Training Baseball, Florida Sports, 2013
    Champion for the Boys & Girls Clubs, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, 2013
    Legislator of the Year, Florida Dental Association, 2013
    County Champion Award, Florida Association of Counties, 2013, 2011
    Healing Heroes Recognition Award, Healing Heroes Network, 2013
    Senator of the Year, Florida Retail Federation, 2013
    Distinguished Leadership Award, Printing Association of Florida, 2013
    Legislator of the Year, Able Trust, 2012
    Honor Roll, Florida Chamber of Commerce, 2012
    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
    Leadership Recognition, Tampa Bay Registered Interior Designers, 2011
    Elected Official of the Year, Pinellas County Medical Association, 2011
    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
    Legislator of the Year, Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association, 2011
    Legislator of the Year, Florida Brownfields Association, 2011
    Champion of Judicial Independence, The Florida Bar - Trial Lawyers Section, 2011
    Distinguished Leadership Award for Outstanding Contributions, Florida's Graphic Arts Industry
  • Former Service:Chair, Pinellas Legislative Delegation
    Pinellas Sports Authority
    Palm Harbor Community Services Agency