Legislator Profile

Former Florida Representative Marti Coley (R)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Marti Coley
District Address:
Administration Building, Room 186
Chipola College, 3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446-1701
(850) 718-0047

Capitol Address:
418 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
(850) 717-5005
political profile
  • House District:5
  • First Elected:2005
  • Terms Out:2014
  • Party:Republican
  • Delegations:Bay,Holmes,Jackson,Walton,Washington
  • District Information:view district 5 map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Florida House of Representatives on June 14, 2005, reelected subsequently
    Bay County Legislative Delegation, Chair, 2006-present
    Deputy Majority Whip, 2006-2008
    K-12 Education Committee, Vice Chair, 2007
    Postsecondary Education Committee, Chair, 2007
  • Born:March 15, 1961, Blountstown, FL
  • Moved to Florida:
  • Religious Affiliation:Christian
  • Education:Chipola Junior College, 1980-1981;
    Florida State University, degree in English Education, 1984
  • Occupation:Teacher
  • Spouse:Representative David Coley (deceased)
  • Children:Kristin, Vance, Hunter
  • Affiliations:Florida Cancer Control & Research Advisory Council (C-CRAB)
    Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA)
    Florida State University – Panama City Blue Ribbon Committee
    Local school parent volunteer
    North Florida Research & Education Center (NFREC)
    Golson School Advisory Board, past member
    Stopover House, Board of Directors, early 1990s
  • Highlights:She began her teaching career in Thomasville, Georgia. However, she has taught in Jackson County since 1985. She began teaching at Malone High School in 1985 where she remained until 1989. She then moved to the college level and has taught college prep English classes at Chipola College for the last sixteen years.
    American Cancer Society, Florida Division's 2010 Legislator of the Year in the Florida House of Representatives
    Moffitt Momentum Award, 2010
    Association of Builders & Contractors, Inc. (ABC) - Friend of Free Enterprise Award, 2008, 2009
    AFSCME Florida Legislative Champion Award - June 7, 2008, For Outstanding Leadership on Behalf of Florida's Public Servants
    Christian Coalition of Florida Faith and Family Award - August 16, 2008, Recognition for 100% voting record with the Christian Coalition during the 2008 session
    Florida Chamber of Commerce - 2008 Honor Roll
    Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association – 2008 Legislative Award
    Florida State University Appreciation Award - 2007, For extraordinary service in the historic acquisition of the First District Appellate Courthouse addition to the Florida State University College of Law
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