Matt Hudson

Speaker pro tempore (2014 - 2016)

District: 80 -- Republican

Hendry and part of Collier

Committee Membership for 2014 - 2016 Term

Leadership Roles

Speaker pro tempore (2014-2016)

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Naples
Occupation:  Vice President of Operations and Broker of VIP Realty Group
Child(ren):  Chris, Kelsey
Education:  Manatee Community College, 1984-1987; Edison College, 1990-1992; Barry University, 2007
Born:  July 9, 1966, Columbus, OH
Moved to Florida:  1977
Religious Affiliation:  Catholic
Recreational Interest:  reading, traveling, umpiring

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives on November 20, 2007, reelected subsequently

Other Public Services

Collier County Legislative Delegation, Chair
Republican Party of Florida, State Executive Committee
Golden Gate Fire Commissioner, Seat 1, 2002-2007
Sheriff and Clerk of Courts Innovation Group, 2006-2007
Collier County Productivity Committee, April 2004-February 2006
Golden Gate Fire Commission, Chairman, 2003-2006
Collier County Revenue Commission, June 2003-January 2005
Collier County Land Trust Advisory Committee, 1993-2002


Golden Gate Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), 1999-present
Golden Gate Estates Civic Association, former Director, current member
Homeowners Association of Golden Gate Estates, charter member
Collier Rotary Club of Naples, President, 2007, member, 2002-2007
Florida Association of Realtors, Director, 2004-2007
Naples Area Board of Realtors, Director, 2005-2007, Treasurer, 2007
Golden Gate Master Plan Restudy Committee, January-June 2003
Golden Gate Land Trust Advisory Council, 1993-2002
Finalist for Golden Gate Citizen of the Year, 2000


Alzheimer's Community Care, Support for Alzheimer's Disease, 2013-2014
Alzheimer's Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, Appreciation for Continued Support, 2013
Associated Industries of Florida, Champion for Business Award, 2013
Bio-Florida, Legislator of the Year, 2013
David Lawrence Center, Leadership & Knowledge, 2013
Florida Chamber, Distinguished Advocate, 2013
Florida Poison Information Center Network, Appreciation for Leadership & Steadfast Support, 2013
Florida Renal Coalition, Dedication & Service, 2013
SGA Edison State College, Distinguished Mentor Award, 2013
Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), Legislator of the Year Award, 2012
Home Care Association of Florida, Home Care Legislative Advocate, 2012
Florida Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Advocate Award, 2010, 2011, 2012
Florida Chamber of Commerce, Honor Roll, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Student Government Association (SGA), Edison State College, Collier Campus, Fostering Leadership Award, 2012
The Florida Insurance Council, Inc. (FIC), Outstanding Legislative Leadership, 2012
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV), The Representative Denise Grimsley Leadership Award for Outstanding Leadership and Advocacy, 2011
Florida Council on Aging, Advocacy for Florida's Older Citizens, 2011
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc., Outstanding Legislator, 2011
Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA), Champion of Housing, 2011
Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Distinguished Alumni Award (Barry University), 2008 & 2011
Lee Mental Health (LMH), Advocate of the Year, 2011
March of Dimes, Iron Chef Winner, 2011
Miramar/Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce, Community Leadership Award, 2011
Southern Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Outstanding Leadership & Measurable Impact on Life of Older Adults, 2011
Sunrise Community, Inc., Legislator of the Year Through Courage and Compassion, 2011
Voices of Hope, House Member of the Year, 2011
Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Inc., Friend of Free Enterprise Award, 2008, 2009, 2010
Florida Health Care Association, Champion for the Elderly, 2010
Florida Junior Colleges, Student Government Association (SGA), Bob Graham Distinguished Service Award, 2009-2010
Florida Association of Counties, County Champion, 2009
Florida Dental Association, Legislator of the Year, 2009
National Coalition for Capital, Champion for Small Business, 2009
Christian Coalition of Florida, Faith and Family Award, 2008
Collier Rotary, President, 2006-2007
Collier Rotary, Outstanding Service and Achievement, President-Elect, 2005-2006
Golden Gate Fire Control and Rescue District, Dedicated Service to Citizens and Firefighters, 2002-2006
Naples Area Board of Realtors, Community Involvement Award, 2004

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