Task Force on Citizens Safety and Protection Members

Chair – Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll

Vice Chair –  Reverend Dr. R. B. Holmes, Jr.

Sheriff Larry AshleySheriff Larry Ashley
Okaloosa County
Worked 22 years with Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and
Served as Sheriff since November, 2010
Education: University of Southern Mississippi
Representative Dennis BaxleyRepresentative Dennis Baxley
District 24, Ocala, Florida
Elected to the House in 2010
House of Representatives 2000-June 26, 2007
Speaker pro tempore November 21, 2006-June 12, 2007
Occupation: Principal Owner, Vice President of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services
Education: Central Florida Community College, A.A., 1972; Florida State University, B.S., Sociology/Psychology, 1974; Miami-Dade Community College, A.S., Funeral Service Degree, 1975
Kenneth B. BellKenneth B. Bell
Occupation: Shareholder, Clark Partington Hart Larry Bond & Stackhouse;
Former Justice of Florida Supreme Court
Education: J.D., with honors, Florida State College of Law (1982);
B.A, History, Davidson College (1978); Diploma, Booker T. Washington High School, Pensacola, Florida (1974)
Representative Jason BrodeurRepresentative Jason Brodeur
District 33 Sanford, Florida
Elected to the House in 2010
Occupation: Health Care Consultant
Education: University of Florida, B.S., Food & Resource Economics 1993-1997; University of Florida, M.B.A., 2001-2003; Interfraternity Council, Student Government
Derek E. BruceDerek E. Bruce
Occpation: Attorney, Edge Public Affairs
Education: B.S., Law Degree and M.B.A. University of Florida
Edna E. CaninoEdna E. Canino
Occupation: Attorney; President of Florida Embassy LULAC
Miami, FL
Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas; Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University, School of Law, Dallas, Texas.
Joseph “Joe” A. Caimano, JrJoseph “Joe” A. Caimano, Jr.
Occupation: Attorney
Caimano Law Firm
Education: Law Degree, Stetson University College of Law
Sheriff Jerry L. DemingsSheriff Jerry L. Demings
Orange County, Florida
Education: Bachelor of Science in Finance, Florida State University
Master of Business Administration, Florida Metropolitan University/Orlando College
Graduate of the 194th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, Graduate of the 23rd session of the FBI’s National Executive Institute
Gretchen LorenzoGretchen Lorenzo
Occupation: Crime Prevention Coordinator
Fort Myers, Florida
Maria NewmanMaria Newman
Neighborhood Watch Volunteer
Occupation: Retired, Texas Instruments
Honorable Krista MarxHonorable Krista Marx
Judge 15th Judicial Circuit – Circuit Criminal
West Palm Beach, Florida
Elected to Bench 1998
Education: B.A. and Law Degree Florida State University
Chief David L. PerryChief David L. Perry
Florida State University Police Department
Tallahassee, FL
Education: Criminal Justice Albany State
Katherine Fernandez RundleKatherine Fernandez Rundle
State Attorney, Miami-Dade County since 1993
Education: B.A., University of Miami; Graduate Degree in Criminology,
Law Degree, University of Cambridge, England
Stacey A. ScottStacy A. Scott
Public Defender
8th Judicial Circuit
Gainesville, FL
Education: Bachelor’s Degree, University of Florida; Law Degree, University Of Florida College Of Law
Mark SeidenMark Seiden
Miami Based Criminal Defense Lawyer
Miami, Florida
Education: Law Degree, University of Miami School of Law;
Undergraduate Degree (Psychology and Sociology) University of Miami
Senator David SimmonsSenator David Simmons
Senate District 22, Altamonte Springs, Florida
Elected to the Senate in 2010
Majority (Republican) Whip, 2010-2012
House of Representatives, 2000-2008
Occupation: Attorney, Financial Managing Partner of de Beaubien,
Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris, & Neal, LLP
Education: Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1977;
Tennessee Technological University, B.S., 1974
Senator Gary SiplinSenator Gary Siplin
Senate District 19, Orlando, Florida
Occpation: Attorney
Education: Duquesne University, J.D.; University of Pittsburgh, M.A., Public and International Affairs; Johnson C. Smith University, B.A., Political Science


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