Gayle Harrell is the Republican candidate for the Florida House of Representatives, District 83
Gayle serves as Florida Representative in District 83. She has served in the House from 2000-2008 and was elected again in 2010 and has served since then. She represented District 81 and subsequently District 83 following redistricting.
Gayle’s commitment and service to our community prepared her for her role as our Representative in the Florida House of Representatives. She is the child of a military family, a devoted wife and proud mother and grandmother, a dedicated teacher, a successful business woman, and a committed community volunteer for over 40 years. She currently serves on the board of the Education Foundation of Martin County, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties, and Hospice of the Treasure Coast. She is past Chair of Hibiscus Children’s Center, HPS, and past president of Martin County Republican Club as well as many other organizations.
She currently serves on the following Committees:
- Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee, Chair
- Criminal Justice Subcommittee
- Health & Human Services Committee
- Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
- Judiciary Committee
Philosophy and Platform:
“I am a committed conservative and dedicated public servant. I have always stayed close to my community even when in Tallahassee for Committee meetings, regular Session, or Special Sessions. Whether it is meeting with various groups and individuals to discuss solutions to ending the releases from Lake Okeechobee, organizing town hall meetings with case managers to address “cross-over” kids who are both in our Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare system, meeting with neighborhood groups to discuss Sober Homes, I am always there to listen to my constituents.
Cleaning up the St. Lucie River, Lake Okeechobee, the Indian River Lagoon and the Everglades has been a priority for me since I was first elected. I am pleased to have passed Legacy Florida this past year which will truly be a “game changer” for our estuaries. Under Legacy Florida, a minimum of 25% of Amendment 1 dollars or at least $200 million will be appropriated each and every year with priority given to projects which will stop the releases from Lake Okeechobee.”
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