Kevin C. Ambler

District: 47 -- Republican

Part of Hillsborough

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Tampa
Occupation:  Attorney
Spouse:  Mindy Hanopole of New Jersey
Child(ren):  Jason, Jami
Education:  Cornell University, B.A., 1983, Cornell Interfraternity Council, Judicial Administrator, AFROTC, Phi Alpha Omega Fraternity, President; Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1986, Moot Court Honors Board of Advisors
Born:  March 10, 1961, Los Angeles, CA
Military:  U.S. Air Force Reserve, Major, 1991-2005; U.S. Air Force 1986-1991; U.S. Air Force Reserve, Outstanding Judge Advocate of the Year 1991
Recreational Interest:  sailing, skiing, tennis, travel

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2002, reelected subsequently

Other Public Services

Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation, Chairman
Bay Area Legislative Delegation
Florida Tourism Commission, Commissioner
Hillsborough County, Charter Review Board
Northdale Special Tax District, President, Board of Trustees


Carrollwood Area Business Association
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Rotary Club
Sertoma Club
Hillsborough County Bar, Military Liaison Committee, past Chairman
The Florida Bar, Military Affairs Committee, past Chairman


Florida Alliance of Public Hospitals, Legislative Hero Award 2009
Florida Association of Assisted Living Facilities, Legislator of the Year 2009
Florida Association of Rehabilitative Facilities (A Voice for Community Agencies), Legislative Champion Award – "For the impact Rep Ambler's efforts have made in the lives of Florida citizens with disabilities – through his support, thousands of individuals with disabilities have achieved a better quality of life." 2009
Florida Chiropractic Association, D.J. Rainey Legislative Award for Outstanding Contribution to Quality Health Care for the Citizens of Florida, 2009
Florida Health Care Association, Legislator of the Year 2009
Florida Hospital Association, Legislator of the Year 2009
Florida Justice Association, Outstanding Representative Award – In recognition of extraordinary legislative leadership and dedicated service on behalf of the citizens of the State of Florida 2009
Florida Land Title Association, Legislator of the Year 2009 – "Presented in honor and appreciation of his dedicated leadership and service in recognition of the critical role of real property to sustained job creation and economic growth benefiting all citizens of the State of Florida."
Florida Pharmacy Association, Legislator of the Year 2009
Florida Safety Net Hospitals, Legislative Hero Award 2009
American Association of School Boards, 2008 Magna Award, Most Innovative Education Program in America for "Ought To Be A Law" Student Legislation Program
Associated Builders and Contractors, Friend of Free Enterprise Award 2008
Associated Industries of Florida Ports Council, Legislator of the Year 2008
Christian Coalition of Florida, Faith & Family Award 2008
The Florida Bar, Legislator of the Year 2008
Florida Chamber of Commerce, Honor Roll 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Florida Ports Council, Tug boat Award – Presented for support and commitment to Florida's Seaports, with respect and appreciation for efforts to ensure sustainability of Florida's industry and to promote economic development and job growth in Florida 2008
Independent Colleges & Universities, ICUF All-Star Award – Presented for being "a tireless advocate for Florida students" 2008
Friends of the Hillsborough County Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Award of Appreciation 2007
Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers, Outstanding Representative Award – In recognition of extraordinary legislative leadership & dedicated service to the citizens of Florida 2006
Florida Association of Area Agency on Aging, Certificate of Appreciation 2006
Florida Bar Military Affairs Committee Award – In recognition and appreciation of the outstanding contribution to the Military Affairs Committee 2004, 2005, 2006
Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers, West Coast Chapter, Tampa, Florida, Legislative Award in Recognition for Service to the Community 2005
Public Safety Legislative Award 2004-2005
Consumer Rights, Legislative Award 2004
Moffitt Cancer Center, Outstanding Legislator Award 2004
Brentwood Park Homeowners Association, Certificate of Appreciation for ten years of dedicated service as President 2002
Hillsborough County, "Have A Heart" Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Year 2002
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Ribbon
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Recognition Ribbon (USAF Harmon Award for Top Reserve Judge Advocate)
National Defense Medal
"Right Stuff" Award – Outstanding Jr. Officer, 56th Combat Support Group
Tactical Air Command Judge Advocate of the Year

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