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Watch Chris Carmody and Robert Stuart, two of GrayRobinson's legislative professionals, in this week's video update on Florida politics, government and the legal intersection of both. In thisepisode, Chris and Robert interview Florida House Representative Matt Gaetz.
Rep. Matt Gaetz was re-elected to the Florida House of Representatives on April 13, 2010 and represents District 4. He currently serves as Chair of the Finance & Tax Committee.
Rep. Gaetz earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his juris doctor from the College of William and Mary. Gaetz is affiliated with many organizations including, the Air Force Enlisted Village, Destin Chamber of Commerce, Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, Navarre Chamber of Commerce, Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce and the Okaloosa Walton Bar Association.
Rep. Gaetz has received numerous awards including the 2013 Defender of Liberty from the America Conservation Union, the 2013 House Leadership Award from the Florida Prosecuting Attorney Association and the 2013 Legislative Champion from the Florida Sheriff's Association. Gaetz was also the 2013 Legislator of the Year for the following associations, the Florida Automobile Dealers Association, The Florida Bar, the Florida Medical Association and the Florida Police Chiefs Association.
Rep. Gaetz was born in Hollywood, Florida and is a resident of Fort Walton Beach, Florida.