June 28 – Sen. Jack Latvala



June 28 - Sen. Jack Latvala

The Tiger Bay Club of Southwest Florida will host Sen. Jack Latvala for the June 28 luncheon at The Marina at Edison Ford. 

Senator Jack Latvala
Chair of General Appropriations

An influential and dynamic leader, a no-nonsense Senator, and a successful businessman are just a few of the well-known traits of Sen. Jack Latvala. One of the few Floridians who the voters returned to the State Senate on two separate occasions, Sen. Latvala also serves as key contributor and lead negotiator for the budget conference between the Florida House and Senate.

Join us on June 28 as Sen. Latvala shares some of the successes, and his personal perspective on key issues from this past legislative session.

During his time of service, he served as Senate Majority Leader, named by the Wall Street Journal as a rising star, and consistently ranked as one of the top 10 most effective Senators in an annual survey by the Miami Herald. During those first eight years, Senator Latvala sponsored significant pieces of legislation — including Florida Forever, the highly touted land preservation program; creation of Tampa Bay Water, a national model for regional water supply planning; and the outlawing of predatory title loans in Florida.

Latvala then focused on his business interests after leaving the Senate in late 2002 but was motivated to run again in 2010 following one of the worst economic downturn in decades. His passion for Florida’s small businesses, environmental resources, transportation, and economic sustainability drew him back to public service and voters convincingly returned him to the Senate.

Over the nearly two decades of legislative involvement, Senator Latvala has been involved in helping craft major policy decisions resulting in over 200 bills becoming law. As a result, he has received numerous honors and awards acknowledging his hard work.  Beyond that, the Senator was recognized “Legislator of the Year” many times over by a wide range of statewide groups including law enforcement, first responders, environmentalists, business groups, medical associations, and educators.


Date: Wednesday, June 28
Registration and networking at 11:30 a.m., with lunch and program at noon.

The Marina at Edison Ford
2360 West First St.
Ft. Myers 33901

Tickets are $35 for members; $45 for non-member

Please don’t hesitate to send in your questions prior to the event to info@swfltigerbay.org OR ensure you write them down the day of the event.

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