Legislator Profile

Former Florida Senator Denise Grimsley (R)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Denise Grimsley
District Address:
295 E. Interlake Boulevard
Lake Placid, FL 33852
(863) 465-2626

Capitol Address:
413 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5026
political profile
  • Senate District:26
  • First Elected:2012
  • Terms Out:2022
  • Party:Republican
  • Delegations:Charlotte,DeSoto,Glades,Hardee,Highlands,Lee,Okeechobee,Polk
  • District Information:Map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Senate in 2012
    House of Representatives, 2004-2012
  • Born:September 21 in Lakeland, Florida
  • Moved to Florida:
  • Religious Affiliation:Baptist
  • Education:University of Miami, M.B.A
    Warner Southern College, B.A., Organizational Management
    Polk Community College, A.S., Nursing
  • Occupation:Registered Nurse
  • Spouse:
  • Children:Nicole
  • Grandchildren:Tyson, Jillian
  • Affiliations:Florida Emergency Nurses Association
    Highlands County Citrus Growers Association
    Rotary Club of Lake Placid
    Leadership Florida
  • Highlights:Walton County Farm Bureau Federation Appreciation for Continued Support of 4-H and Agriculture Education, 2018
    Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools, Legislative Champion, 2018
    Florida Senior Living Association, Legislator of the Year Award, 2018
    Florida Farm Bureau, Legislator of the Year Award, 2017
    Florida Farm Bureau, Champion for Agriculture, 2017
    Florida Citrus Mutual, Champion of Florida Citrus, 2017
    Chalo Nitka Festival and Rodeo, Grand Marshal Award, 2017
    Florida Family Action, Champion of the Family Award, 2017
    Florida Professional Firefighters, Robert K. "Bob" Carver, Legislator of the Year, 2017
    Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2017
    Florida School Boards Association, Legislator of the Year Award, 2017
    Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association, Hospice Champion Award, 2017
    Florida Occupational Therapy Association, Award of Recognition, 2017
    Foundation for Florida's Future Honor Roll, Champion for Florida Students and Families, A+ Award, 2017
    Hardee Correctional Institution's Annual Women's History Appreciation Award, 2017
    Americans for Prosperity, Champion of Economic Freedom A+ Rating, 2017
    Hardee Chamber of Commerce, Mildred and Doyle E. Carlton, Jr. Award, 2016
    Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2016
    Florida Dental Hygiene Association, Legislator of the Year, 2016
    Florida Commission on The Status of Women, Legislative Achievement Award, 2016
    Florida Health Care Association, Champion for the Elderly Award, 2016
    Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida Presidential Honor Roll, 2016
    Florida Association of Counties Exemplary Public Service Award, 2016
    Greater Lake Placid Dal Hall Memorial Award, 2016
    Florida Farm Bureau, Champion for Agriculture, 2015
    Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, Champion of the Heart Award, 2015
    Florida Petroleum Marketers Association Hall of Fame, 2015
    Florida Retired Educator Larry Carmichael, Legislative Appreciation Award, 2015
    Florida Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Legislator of the Year, 2015
    American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologist District XII, Distinguished Service on behalf of Women's Health Award, 2015
    Community Hero for Behavioral Health Award, 2015
    Warner University Distinguished Alumni, 2015
    Florida Sheriffs Association, Legislative Champion Award, 2015
    Florida Animal Control, Legislative Champion Award, 2015
    Police Chiefs Association, Legislator of the Year, 2014
    Florida Council on Aging, Advocacy Award, 2014
    Florida Forestry, Legislator of the Year, 2014
    Alzheimer's Community Care, 2014
    Children's Home Society, Advocate of the Year, 2014
    Florida Sheriffs Association, Legislative Champion, 2014
    Florida Farm Bureau, Champion for Agriculture, 2014
    Florida Health Care Association, Champion for the Elderly Award, 2014
    Florida Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll, 2014
    Florida Farm Bureau, Champion for Agriculture, 2013
    Florida Partners in Crisis, Legislative Champion Award, 2013
    Florida Nurse Practitioner Network, Legislator of the Year, 2013
    Florida Association of Counties, County Champion Award, 2013
    Florida Baptist Children's Home, "Not Alone Award", 2013
    Florida Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Advocate, 2013
    Florida Association of Agencies Serving the Blind, Leadership Award, 2013
    Alzheimer's Community Care Service Award, 2013
    The Tampa Bay Library Consortium, Library Champion Award, 2012
    Florida Library Association, Outstanding Support, 2012
    UF/IFAS Champion, 2012
    Florida Home Builders Association Champion of Housing Award, 2012
    Florida Cattleman's Association, Legislator of the Year, 2012
    Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Special President's Award, 2010
    Florida Association of Post Secondary Schools, Legislator of the Year, 2009
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