Laurel (Laurel) M. Lee (R-15)

US Representative Laurel Lee

Laurel (Laurel) M. Lee (R-15)
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Capitol: 202.225.5626
FAX: 202.226.0585
District: 813.393.5077
Representative
Room 1118 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0915
17425 Bridge Hill Court
Tampa, FL 33647

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Bio

Congresswoman Laurel Lee was sworn into office in the United States House of Representatives on January 3, 2023. She proudly represents the 15th District of Florida which encompasses eastern Hillsborough county including Thonotosassa and Plant City, and part of Brandon, as well as parts of Pasco and Polk counties including Zephyrhills and west Lakeland. A wife, mother, and daughter of a two-star general in the United States Air Force, Laurel is committed to ensuring that the 15th District of Florida's voice is represented in Congress. Laurel grew up in a military family, born at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. As a life-long public servant, Laurel is focused on bringing common-sense solutions to Washington that will encourage job growth, limit government overreach, secure our borders, and bolster our economic and national security. Prior to her election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Laurel served as Florida's 36th Secretary of State under the DeSantis Administration from January 2019 to May 2022. During her tenure, she worked to strengthen Florida's elections infrastructure and cybersecurity defenses and ensured accurate and secure elections in the state. From 2013-2019, Laurel served as a Circuit Court Judge in Florida's Thirteenth Judicial Court in Hillsborough County, appointed by then-Governor Rick Scott. Before becoming a judge, she served as a federal prosecutor for the United States Attorney's Office in the Middle District of Florida. As a federal prosecutor, she investigated and litigated False Claims Act cases and initiated and prosecuted a wide range of criminal offenses, including white-collar crime, violent crime, and offenses involving the sexual exploitation of children. Laurel serves on House Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees. Her main focus on these committees includes government accountability and transparency and protecting our nation from threats both abroad and at home. During her first week in office, Laurel introduced the REINS Act to remove burdensome government regulations for Floridians. This legislation reins in harmful regulations, limits executive overreach, and protects all Americans from unelected and unchecked Washington bureaucrats. Laurel is a graduate of the University of Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1996 and received her law degree in 1999. Laurel lives in eastern Hillsborough County with her husband, Tom, and their three children.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Sen. Tom Lee   DOB: 3/26/1974
Counties Representing
Hillsborough
Polk