Legislator Profile

Former Florida Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Lizbeth Benacquisto
District Address:
Suite 401
2000 Main Street
Ft. Myers, FL 33901
(239) 338-2570

Capitol Address:
400 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5027
political profile
  • Senate District:27
  • First Elected:2010
  • Terms Out:2020
  • Party:Republican
  • Delegations:Lee
  • District Information:Map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Senate in 2010, reelected subsequently
    Deputy Majority (Republican) Leader, 2011-2012
  • Born:December 23, 1967 in Rockville Centre, New York
  • Moved to Florida:1978
  • Religious Affiliation:Catholic
  • Education:Palm Beach Atlantic University, B.A.
  • Occupation:Realtor; Marketing and Special Events Consultant
  • Spouse:Craig Hansen
  • Children:Austin, Gabriella, Jackson, Connor, Brock
  • Affiliations:Republican State Leadership Committee, Executive Committee Member
    Lee Memorial Golisano Children's Hospital Impact Initiative, member
    Government Efficiency Taskforce, Vice Chair
    American Council of Young Political Leaders in South Africa, delegate, 2004
    Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County, member
    Florida League of Cities Municipal Loan Council, member
    Western Communities Council of Palm Beach County, member
    Metropolitan Planning Organization of Palm Beach County, member
    National League of Cities Council on Youth Education and Families, member
    American Lung Association, Board of Directors
  • Highlights:Children's Campaign Superhero for Kids Award
    SalusCare Champion Award for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
    Florida Sheriffs Association's Friend of Sheriff Award
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Fighting Blood Cancer Award for Sponsorship of the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act
    Southwest Florida Police Chiefs Association Award of Recognition
    FGCU's Eagle Advocacy Award
    Fort Myers Police Award for Sponsorship of the Andrew Widman Act
    Estero Chamber of Commerce, Person of the Year
    Florida Association of Food Banks, Feeding Hope Award
    Florida Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Advocate
    PACE Center for Girls, Senator of the Year
    Boys and Girls Club of Fort Myers, Children's Advocate of the Year
    Southwest Florida Library Network, Library Champion
    Palm Beach County Fire & Rescue, Lifesaver of the Year Award
  • Former Service:Village of Wellington, Councilwoman, 2002-2010
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