Legislator Profile

Former Florida Senator Tom Lee (R)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Tom Lee
District Address:
Suite D
915 Oakfield Drive
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 653-7061

Capitol Address:
418 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5020
political profile
  • Senate District:20
  • First Elected:1996
  • Terms Out:2022
  • Party:Republican
  • Delegations:Hillsborough,Pasco,Polk
  • District Information:Map
  • Legislative Service:Sen. Lee announced he will resign his Senate seat effective Nov. 3, 2020
    Elected to the Senate in 2012 and 2018
    Senate 1996-2006
    Senate President 2004-2006
  • Born:January 21, 1962, in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Moved to Florida:1969
  • Religious Affiliation:Catholic
  • Education:University of Tampa, B.S. in Business, 1984 Hillsborough Community College, A.A., 1982
  • Occupation:Sabal Homes of Florida, Vice President and Director; Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
  • Spouse:
  • Children:Regan, Brandon, Faith
  • Affiliations:A Kid's Place, Board of Directors, 2008-present
    Tampa Bay History Center, Board of Trustees, 2008-present
    Bank of Tampa, Brandon Division, Advisory Board
  • Highlights:Florida Realtors, Legislator of the Year
    Florida Sheriffs Association, Friend of the Sheriff
    Florida Homebuilders Association, Legislator of the Year
    Hillsborough Community College Distinguished Alumni
    Theodore Roosevelt Society, Legislator of the Year
    Junior Achievement, Legislative Hero
    Florida League of Cities, Quality Floridian Award
    Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Community Leadership Award
    Florida Sheriffs Association, Award for Leadership in Service to Law Enforcement
    Florida Tax Collectors, Legislator of the Year
    Florida Christian Coalition, Faith and Family Award
    PACE Center for Girls, Legislative Leadership Award
    Independent Colleges and Universities, Guardian of Independent Education
    Florida Association of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Law Process Act Award
    Governor Bob Martinez Good Government Award
    Gracepoint, Behavioral Health Champion
    Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award
    Florida State Lodge-Fraternal Order of Police, Senator of the Year
    Florida Community Associations, Legislative Leadership Award
    Florida Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll
    Florida Association for Insurance Reform, Outstanding Legislator
    Florida Medical Association, Legislator of the Year Award
    Florida Sheriffs Association, Legislative Champion
    Suncoast League of Cities, Legislative Appreciation Award
    Florida Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Advocate
    Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Legislative Achievement Award
    Brandon High School Alumni Association, Hall of Fame Award
    Florida Medical Association, Legislative Appreciation Award
    Florida Restaurant Association, Government Relations Award
    Florida Tax Collectors Association, Legislative Appreciation Award
    Florida Association of Realtors, Legislator of the Year
    Center for Infant and Child Development, Founder's Award
    Suncoast League of Municipalities, Bill Bartholomew Good Government Award
    Theodore Roosevelt Society, Teddy Award for Legislative Leadership
    Florida Police Chiefs Association, Legislative Achievement Award
    Professional Wrecker Operations of Florida, Inc., Legislator of the Year
    Florida Chapter, American Planning Association, Legislator of the Year
    Hillborough County Commission, Ellsworth Simmons Good Government Award
    Sierra Club of Florida, Legislator of the Year
    American Planning Association, Legislator of the Year
    The Nature Conservancy 2000 Friend of the Conservancy
    American Cancer Society, Florida Division, Legislative Recognition Award
    Associated General Contractors of Florida, Legislator of the Year
    American Cancer Society, Legislative Leadership Award
    Florida Legal Services, Distinguished Legislative Award
    Florida Sheriffs Association, Legislator of the Year
    Wall Street Journal, Selected as "Rising Star in the Florida Senate"
    Florida Building Materials Association, Legislator of the Year
    Florida Association of Post-Secondary Schools & Colleges, Legislator of the Year
    Miami Herald, "4-Star Senators" Top 10 in the Senate
    Recognized by the Florida Chamber as one of Florida's Top 10 Members of the Florida Senate
    Underground Utility Contractors, Legislative Recognition Award
    American Heart Association, Legislative Recognition Award
    Christian Coalition of Florida, Friend of the Family Award
    Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, President's Award
  • Former Service:Florida Constitution Revision Commission, 2017-2018
    Judicial Nominating Commission, Middle District
    Republican National Convention Delegate, 2004
    Florida Energy 2020 Study Commission, 2000
    Florida School Construction Finance Commission, 1999
    Alternative Education Institute Working Group, 1998
    Economic Development Steering Committee, Team Florida
    Southern States Energy Board, 1998
    Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee, Member/Chair
    Hillsborough County City/County Planning Commission, 1992-1995
    Brandon Transportation Task Force, 1992
    The Hillsborough County Zoning Board of Adjustment, 1991-1993
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