Legislator Profile

Florida Senator Linda Stewart (D)
Linda Stewart
District Address:
1726 South Bumby Avenue
Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 893-2422

Capitol Address:
205 Senate Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5017
political profile
  • Senate District:17
  • First Elected:2012
  • Terms Out:2024
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Orange
  • District Information:Map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Senate in 2016, reelected subsequently
    Florida House of Representatives, 2012-2014
  • Born:November 23, 1948, Johnstown, PA
  • Moved to Florida:1949
  • Religious Affiliation:Methodist
  • Education:Valencia College
  • Occupation:Former Insurance Agent
  • Spouse:Jerry of Orlando, FL
  • Children:Sam, Amanda, Courtney
  • Grandchildren:Leah, Owen, Brenner, Ben, Liza, Molly
  • Affiliations:Sierra Club
    Rainbow Democrats
    Canned Food Drives, Volunteer
    Children's Shoes Drives, Volunteer
    Homeless Awareness Groups, Member
    Mothers Against Racing in the Streets (MARS), Founding Member
    Ruth's List
    Emily's List
    National Organization of Women
    Metroplan Orlando, Chairwoman, 2007, Past Member, 2002-2010
    St. Johns River Restoration Group, 2004-2008
    Phase II Central Receiving Center, Vice-Chair, 2006
    Phase II Housing Component for Mentally Ill, Former Vice Chairman
    Formerly Licensed 220 Insurance Agent
  • Highlights:Florida Association of Counties (FAC), County Champion Award, 2014
    Harvey Milk Foundation, Honors Medal, 2011
    Nature Wise, Defender of the Environment Award, 2011
    OADOC and LGBT Center, Esteemed Service Award, 2011
    Sierra Club, Commissioner Leadership Award (FLERA), 2011
    Greatest Straight Ally and Politician, Wave Award, 2010
    Equality Florida, Voice of Equality Award, 2010
    Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Recognition of Outstanding Achievement for Historic Preservation, 2006
    Women's Executive Council, Woman of the Year, 2004
    Women's Executive Council, Downtown Woman of the Year, 2004
  • Former Service:Orange County Parks and Recreation Board, Chair
    City of Orlando Parks Board
    Library Governance Board
    Orange County Canvassing Board
    Value Adjustment Board
    Central Receiving Center Executive Board
    Countywatch, Former Chairwoman
    East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Former Member, Board of Directors
    Orange County Commissioner, District 4, 2002-2010
    Orange County Vice Mayor, 2004