Born and raised in St. Petersburg with my seven siblings by our single divorced mother,   I learned early on the value of hard work, teamwork, and perseverance.

Married to my soulmate Melissa Newton for 27 years. We have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. 

I was elected to St. Petersburg City Council in 2007 and re-elected to a 2nd term in 2011.   After 8 years of governance, I was Term Limited on January 2nd 2016.

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives November 2016.


I’m running for reelection to the Florida House because I want to continue being a champion on issues of importance for the people in District 70.

Real leadership is about self-sacrifice, commitment and truly caring about people.

I wants to serve as your voice in Tallahassee.  A voice that echoes your concerns.        A voice that matters. A voice that cares.

You can count on me to continue to give everyone fair consideration of requests.

I feel now is the time for good people to set up for our state’s future. 

It would be an honor and a privilege to serve you in Tallahassee.


  • Government Accountability
  • Health Quality Subcommittee
  • Joint Select Committee on Collective Bargainning
  • PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Transportation & Infrastructure 

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