Legislator Profile

Former Florida Representative Ron Saunders (D)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Ron Saunders
District Address:
Suite A-90311
Overseas Highway
Tavernier, FL   33070-0699
Phone: (305) 853-1947

Capitol Address:
402 S. Monroe St.
316 The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL   32399-1300
Phone: (850) 488-9965
political profile
  • House District:120
  • First Elected:2006
  • Terms Out:2014
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Miami-Dade,Monroe
  • District Information:view district 120 map
  • Legislative Service:House of Representatives 1986-1994
    Elected to the House in 2006, reelected subsequently
    Appropriations Committee Chair 1990-1992
    Community Affairs Committee Chair 1992-1994
  • Born:October 30, 1954, Key West, FL
  • Moved to Florida:
  • Religious Affiliation:Episcopal
  • Education:University of Florida, B.S., magna cum laude, 1976, J.D., 1979,
    Florida Regents Scholar, National Merit Scholar, Florida Blue Key, Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary, UF basketball, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, University of Florida Hall of Fame
  • Occupation:Attorney
  • Spouse:Melodie Saunders
  • Children:Ryan
  • Affiliations:Mensa
    Leadership Florida
    Key West Jaycees President
    Elks Lodge #551 Exalted Ruler
    Key West Rotary Club Director
    Florida Bar Young Lawyers Section Board of Governors
    Florida Keys Land and Sea Trust President
    Leadership Monroe County
  • Highlights:Fifth Generation Key Wester
    The Miami Herald poll's Most Effective House member 1991 and 1992
    Secretary of State's Legislative Arts Recognition Award
    Florida Jaycees Outstanding Young Floridian
    Outstanding Young Men of America
    Florida Jaycees Outstanding Chapter President
    Jaycees International (JCI) Senator
    Florida League of Cities Quality Floridian
    Florida League of Conservation Voters Gold Star
    Florida Audubon Society Legislative Excellence Award
    Florida Sierra Club Legislative Award
    Florida Conservation Association Legislative Award
    Organized Fishermen of Florida Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award
    Florida Network for Youth and Family Services Outstanding Legislator Award
    Florida Association of School Administrators Raymond B. Stewart Gavel of Authority Award
    Leadership Florida Outstanding Alumnus Award
    Florida Association of Community Colleges Legislative Award
    Florida School Board Administrators "67" Award
    Florida Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll
    Green Living Achievement Award
    American Cancer Society Legislative Award
    Florida Monthly Best Legislator of the Year
  • Former Service:Florida Keys Community College Board of Trustees, Chairman 1983-1986
    Florida Tax & Budget Reform Commission 1991-1992
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