Legislator Profile

Former Florida Senator Nancy Detert (R)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Nancy Detert
District Address:
Suite D
417 Commercial Court
Venice, FL 34292
(941) 480-3547

Capitol Address:
416 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5028
political profile
  • Senate District:28
  • First Elected:2008
  • Terms Out:2018
  • Party:Republican
  • Delegations:Charlotte,Sarasota
  • District Information:Map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Senate in 2008, reelected subsequently
    Majority (Republican) Whip, 2008-2010
    House of Representatives, 1998-2006
  • Born:October 22, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois
  • Moved to Florida:1978
  • Religious Affiliation:Catholic
  • Education:Attended Sienna Heights College
  • Occupation:Owner, Primary Creative Solutions
  • Spouse:
  • Children:Mark, Bryan, Jamie
  • Affiliations:Enterprise Florida, Board Member
    NCSL (National Conference of State Legislators) Financial Services, Board Member
    NCSL Women's Legislative Network, Vice President
    Osprey Mortgage Company, Founder and President, 1983-2007
    Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers, Legislative Chair, 1998
    Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, 1998
    Venice-Nokomis Federated Women's Club, Vice President,1998
    Republican Women's Club of Sarasota, President, 1996
    Suncoast Chapter of Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers, President, 1996
  • Highlights:Florida PTA's Legislator of the Year, 2013
    Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section Champion of Justice Independence Award, 2011
    Sarasota County Bar Association Distinguished Service Award, 2010-2011
    Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc., FL Gulf Coast Chapter, ABC "Free Enterprise" Award, 2010
    Florida Music Educators' Association, Friend of Music Education Award, 2010
    Florida Art Education Association, Friend of Art Education Award, 2009
    Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Friend of Free Enterprise, 2009
    Florida School Boards Association, Inc., Legislator of the Year, 2009, 2002, 1999
    Florida Association of Conventions and Visitors Bureaus, Legislator of the Year, 2004
    Florida Economic Development Council, Inc., Legislator of the Year Award, 2004
    Florida Housing Coalition, Legislator of the Year, 2004, 2003
    National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Florida Chapter, "Florida Heroes Awards", 2004
    Sarasota Office of Housing and Community Development Award, 2004
    Florida Association of Museums, Museum Service Award, 2003
    Florida Bankers Association, Leadership Award, 2003
    Florida Boys and Girls Club, Recognition of Service, 2002
    Florida Funeral Directors, Legislator of the Year, 2002
    Funeral and Cemetery Alliance of Florida, Outstanding Legislator of the Year, 2002
    Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers, Legislator of the Year, 2001
    Florida Association of Technical Educators, Legislator of the Year, 2001
    Ranked by The Miami Herald as one of the Top 25 State Legislators for her "sound policy objectives and behind the scenes work"
    Big Brothers Big Sisters, Legislator of the Year, 2000
    Florida Association of School Administrators, Legislator of the Year, 2000
    Girls, Inc., "She Knows Where She's Going" Award, 2000
    Gulf Coast Marine Institute, Legislator of the Year, 2000
    Sarasota Classified/Teachers Association, Legislator of the Year, 2000
    Florida Association of School Social Workers, Legislator of the Year, 1999
    Women of Distinction, Award for Finance, 1998
    Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, Small Business of the Year Award, 1993
  • Former Service:Sarasota County School Board, 1988-1992
    Enterprise Florida Board of Directors, Member, 2009
    Florida Commission on Tourism, Ex-Officio Member, 2009
    Department of Education: Commission on Leadership for High Needs Districts, 2009
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