Bill Galvano tapped to serve as Majority Leader of the Florida Senate

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Florida Senate President-Designate Andy Gardiner today appointed Senator Bill Galvano as Senate Majority Leader for the 2014-2016 legislative term

“Over years of serving together in the House, and now the Senate, I have witnessed Bill’s strong work ethic, innate intellect and willingness to tackle tough issues,” said President-Designate Gardiner. “Bill has proven he has the support of our caucus and is ready to lead in this important role.”

“I know Bill will fight tirelessly to further the success of the Senate’s priorities, as well as those of our Republican Caucus and Republican Senators,” continued President-Designate Gardiner. “Together with our Democrat Leader, Senator Joyner, Bill will work to ensure a smooth operation on the Senate floor where all Senators will have the opportunity to have their voices heard.”

Galvano represents Senate District 26, which includes DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, and parts of Charlotte, Highlands, Hillsborough, and Manatee counties. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2002-2010 and was elected to the Senate in 2012. Senator Galvano earned an associate’s degree from Manatee Community College, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami. Senator Galvano and his wife Julie have been married for 21 years and have three children.

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