Clay Ford


District: 2 -- Republican

Parts of Escambia, Santa Rosa

Committee Membership for 2012 - 2014 Term

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Gulf Breeze
Occupation:  Attorney
Spouse:  Carol Ann Ford of Little Rock, Arkansas
Child(ren):  David, Doug, Clay
Grandchild(ren):  Nelson, Meredith, Sarah, Ellen, Mary, Bryce, Brayden, Brody, Natalie
Education:  University of Arkansas, B.A., Finance, J.D., Law; Shippensburg University, M.S., Public Administration
Born:  Wynne, AR
Deceased:  March 18, 2013
Military:  U.S. Army, Infantry, retired, 1988; Germany, 1980-1983, 1986-1988; mixed Active, Army Reserve, National Guard, 1955-1988, Private to Colonel
Religious Affiliation:  Methodist
Recreational Interest:  travel

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives on February 27, 2007, reelected subsequently
Deputy Whip, December 9, 2008-August 24, 2009

Other Public Services

Gulf Breeze City Council, 1990-2007, Mayor Pro Tempore, 2000-2007
Arkansas Constitutional Convention Delegate, 1978-1979
Arkansas Pulaski County Special School District Board, 1977-1979
Arkansas House of Representatives, 1975-1976


American Legion
Arkansas Bar Association, 1978-present
Florida Bar Association, 1988-present
Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, board member, 1988, current member
Gulf Breeze Rotary Club, 2003-present
Military Officers Association of America
National Rifle Association, patron, life member
Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Florida League of Cities, 1990-2007, President, 2004-2005


Florida Family Council, "Defender of Family" Award
ARC of Florida, Representative of the Year Award, 2010
Associated Builders and Contractors, "Friend of Free Enterprise", 2008, 2009
Florida Chamber "A" Honor Roll, 2007, 2008, 2009
Christian Coalition, Faith and Family Award, 2008
Florida Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Legislator of the Year, 2008

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