Gayle (Gayle) Harrell (R-25)

State Senator Gayle Harrell

Gayle (Gayle) Harrell (R-25)
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Capitol: 850.487.5025
FAX: 850.487.5174
District: 772.221.4019
Room 310 Senate Office Building 404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
215 SW Federal Highway
Stuart, FL 34994
Residence:Stuart, FL

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Gayle Harrell represents Florida Senate District 25, which includes Martin and St. Lucie Counties and part of Palm Beach County. She was elected to the Florida Senate in November 2018 after serving eight terms in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000-2008 and 2010-2018. Senator Harrell has over 25 years of experience in healthcare. She worked as a Healthcare Administrator, managing the Ob-Gyn. practice of Dr. James E. Harrell and was the founder of the Breast Imaging Center, a mammography center specializing in preventive care for women. Her experience in healthcare has made her a leader in setting healthcare policy for the State of Florida Senator Harrell is Chair of Committee on Health Policy and Vice Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. Senator Harrell is also a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Military and Veterans Affairs and Space and the Joint Committee on Public Counsel Oversight. Senator Harrell has won numerous awards for her legislative service. Among her many awards she has received the Legislator of the Year by the Florida Medical Association, the Legislative Leadership Award by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Legislative Award by the Florida Children's Forum, an "A" Ranking by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Friend of Free Enterprise Award by the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Legislative Achievement Award by Keep Florida Beautiful, and the Distinguished Legislator Award by the Florida Police Benevolent Association. She has been recognized at the national level as Legislator of the Year by Health Information Systems Society (HIMSS) and Exceptional Legislator Award by the Schizophrenia & Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) A resident of Florida's Treasure Coast for over 49 years, Senator Harrell is committed to serving our community having served on the boards of many local civic organizations such as Hibiscus Children's Center, Education Foundation of Martin County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties, HPS - Helping People Succeed and advisory board member of Center for Constitutional Values. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and a Master's Degree in Latin American History from the University of Florida where she received the Edith Bristol Tigert award as an Outstanding Female Graduate and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Gayle was married to Dr. James Harrell (deceased) for 53 years, has four children and eight grandchildren, and is an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Stuart. Legislative Awards 2020 - National Exceptional Legislator - Schizophrenia & Related Disorders of America 2020 - Legislator of the Year - Florida Assisted Living Association 2020 - Florida PTA Legislator of the Year 2019 - Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida - Legislative Champion 2019 - Florida Medical Association Legislator of the Year 2019 - FSR Legislator of the Year 2019 - American College of Physicians Legislator of the Year 2019 - Emerald Health Care Center Award 2019 - Florida Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll 2019 - Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. Partner in Health Award 2019 - Florida Society of Anesthesiologists Legislator of the Year 2019 - Florida Coalition for Children - Lifetime Achievement Award for Children 2018 - "A" Ranking - Florida Chamber of Commerce 2018 - Treasure Coast Builders Home Town Hero Award 2018 - FL Association of School Psychologists - Legislator of the Year 2018 - "A+" Rating - Americans For Prosperity 2017 - Place of Hope Treasure Coast - Child Advocacy Hero 2017 - FL College of Emergency Physicians Advocate for Emergency Care Award. 2017 - Florida Renal Coalition Legislative Champion Award 2017 - Florida Hospice & Palliative Care "Hospice Champion" Award 2017 - Innocence Project of Florida Recognition Award for "Championing the Eyewitness Identification Reform Act". 2017 - Florida Chapter Amer. Academy of Pediatrics Child Safety Advocate of the Year 2017 - "A" Ranking - Florida Chamber of Commerce 2016 - Legislator of the Year - Florida Council for Community Mental Health 2016 - Dr. Lewis Earle Legislative Service Award - Florida Dental Association 2016 - Special Recognition Award for Advocacy and Commitment to Florida's Children, Families and Seniors - National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Florida Chapter 2016 - Legislative Award of Excellence - Healing Hands, Inc. 2016 - "A" Ranking - Associated Industries of Florida 2016 - "A+" Ranking - Florida Foundation for Florida's Future 2016 - "A" Ranking - Florida Chamber of Commerce 2016 - Conservative Achievement Award - American Conservative Union 2016 - Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living - Legislator of the Year 2016 - Florida Children's Home Society - Legislator of the Year 2015 - Bishop Frank Costantino Annual Award for Legislative Excellence - Florida Smart Justice Alliance 2015 - Legislator of the Year Award - The Florida Coalition for Children 2015 - Legislator of the Year - Children's Home Society of Florida 2015 - Outstanding Service to the Florida Recovery Community - Florida Association of Recovery Residences 2015 - Legislative Award of Appreciation - Florida Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics 2015 - Legislator of the Year - Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association 2015 - Legislator of the Year - Florida Mental Health Association 2015 - Legislative Appreciation Award - Florida League of Cities 2015 - Legislative Leadership Award - Place of Hope 2015 - Legislative Award of Excellence - Healing Hands, Inc. 2015 - Legislative Award of Appreciation - Alzheimer's Community Care 2015 - Honor Role - Florida Chamber of Commerce 2015 - "A" Ranking - Associated Industries of Florida 2015 - "A" Ranking - Florida Healthcare Association

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 7/21/1943
Counties Representing
Palm Beach
St. Lucie