Legislator Profile

Florida Senator Jay Collins (R)
Jay Collins
District Address:
Suite 217 (Veterans Plaza)
4902 Eisenhower Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 281-2538

Capitol Address:
304 Senate Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5014
political profile
  • Senate District:14
  • First Elected:
  • Terms Out:2030
  • Party:Republican
  • Delegations:Hillsborough
  • District Information:District map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Senate in 2022
  • Born:Scobey, Montana
  • Moved to Florida:2019
  • Religious Affiliation:Christian
  • Education:Norwich University, 2012, with Honors
    American Military University, B.S., Health Sciences, 2010, Suma Cum Laude
    Special Forces Qualification Course, 2005, Leadership Award as chosen by peers and cadre
  • Occupation:Chief Programs Officer of a national 501(c)(3) with a focus on food needs in and out of disaster zones
  • Spouse:Layla Sangid Collins of Princeton, WV
  • Children:Gabe, Colt
  • Affiliations:NRA
    American Legion
    Military Order of the Purple Heart
    Special Forces Association
  • Highlights: Senator of the Year, Florida Young Republicans, 2024
    Senator of the Year, Sarasota Young Republicans, 2024
    Taka a Soldier Fishing Press on Award, 2023
    Defender of Freedom, National Rifle Association, 2023
    Chronic Complex Champion, BayCare Health System, 2023
    Senator of the Year, ABATE of Florida, 2023
    Senator of the Year, Tampa Bay Young Republicans, 2023
    Florida Rural Water Association Support Recognition, 2023
    Florida Farm Bureau Federation Legislative Award, 2023
    Legislator of the Year, Florida Fruit & Vegetables Association, 2023
    Freedom Champion, Americans for Prosperity, 2023
    Keiser University Commencement Speaker, 2023
    Friend of the Sheriff, Florida Sheriffs Association, 2023
    Legislator of the Year, Florida Farm Bureau, 2023
    Phoenix House Florida Community Service Award, 2023
    Champion of Advocacy, 21 & Change, 2023
    Community Hero Veteran Award, Tampa Bay Hispanic Heritage Festival, 2021
    Major General John Singlaub Award, 2017
    Special Forces Qualification Course Leadership Award, 2005
  • Former Service:Volunteer coach, 2015-2018
    Community Watch, President
    WDAEM Advisory Council
    USASOC Leadership Advisory Council
    Norwich Organizational Leadership Advisory Council
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