Legislator Profile

Former Florida Senator Michael S. ''Mike'' Bennett (R)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Michael S. ''Mike'' Bennett
District Address:
Wildewood Professional Park, Suite 90
3653 Cortez Rd West
Bradenton, FL 34210
(941) 727-6349

Capitol Address:
404 Senate Office Bldg.
404 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5078
political profile
  • Senate District:21
  • First Elected:2002
  • Terms Out:2012
  • Party:Republican
  • Delegations:Charlotte,DeSoto,Lee,Manatee,Sarasota
  • District Information:view district 21 map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Senate in 2002, reelected subsequently
    President Pro Tempore, 2010-2012
    House of Representatives, 2000-2002
  • Born:January 1,1945, Brainard, Minnesota
  • Moved to Florida:1955
  • Religious Affiliation:Baptist
  • Education:Drake University, B.A., 1975, M.B.A., 1976
  • Occupation:Electrical Contractor
  • Spouse:Diane M. 'Dee' Bennett of Des Moines, IA
  • Affiliations:Suncoast Foundation Board, 2002
    Greater Sarasota Sertoma Club, President, Board Chairman 1985-2000
    Manasota Specialties Contractors, President 1997-2000
    American Subcontractors Association, President 1993-1999
    Electrical Council of Florida, President 1986-1989
  • Highlights:Council for Sustainable Florida, Sustainable Florida Leadership Best Practice Award, 2007
    Florida Home Builders Association, Appreciation and Recognition Award, 2003
    Manatee Religious Services, Inc., Certificate of Appreciation, 2003
    The Marine Industries Association of Greater Tampa Bay, Inc., Recognition Award, 2003
    Small County Coalition, Recognition for Leadership and Support, 2003
    DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners, Commendation for Legislative Representation, 2003
    Florida Chiropractic Association, D. I. Rainey Legislative Award, 2003
    PACE Center for Girls of Manatee County, Leadership and Service Award, 2003
    Florida's Mathematics and Science Professional Development Program, Appreciation Award, 2003
    National Association of School Resource Officers, Special Recognition Award, 2003
    The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Tallahassee Section, Certificate of Appreciation, 2003
    The American Jewish Committee, Governor Lawton W. Chiles Religious Freedom Award, 2003
    Keep Manatee Beautiful, Government Partnership, Manatee County Legislative Delegation, 2002
    Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, Inc.: Certificate of Appreciation as Installing Officer, 2003;
    Certificate of Appreciation as a Member of Subcontractors Council, 2002
  • Former Service:Florida Public Service Commission, Nominating Council, 2004, 2005-2006
    CHPA Board Member (Community Health Purchasing Alliance)
    Suncoast Work Force Development Board Member
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