Allison Tant

District: 9 -- Democrat

Legislative Assistant:
Tobey Houston
District Secretary:
Haley Davenport
Part of Leon

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Tallahassee
Occupation:  Nonprofit Founder
Spouse:  Barry Richard of Miami, FL
Child(ren):  Jonathan Richard, Jeremy Richard, Danielle Richard, Todd Richard, Brooke Richard, Dave Richard
Grandchild(ren):  Sophia Richard, Jonah Richard
Education:  Florida State University, BA, Communications, BS, Psychology, 1993
Born:  Jacksonville, FL
History:  Barry Richard, husband, served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1974-1978
Religious Affiliation:  Baptist, Jewish
Recreational Interest:  reading, walking, yoga

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2020

Other Public Services

Legislative Assistant, Representative Brian Rush, 1986-1988
Legislative Assistant, Representative Mark Gibbons, 1985-1986
Legislative District Secretary, Senator Mattox Hair, 1984


Business Liaison Committee, Tallahassee Community College Eagle Connections Program
Leon County Schools Adult & Community Education Advisory Board
Anti-Defamation League Regional Board member 2018-present
Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, member, 2018-present
Rotary Club of Tallahassee, member, 2017-present
Capitol Women's Network 2005-present, former President 2011
Keys to Exceptional Youth Success, Founder and Chair, 2005-present
Independence Landing, Founder, 2017
Twenty-Five Women You Need to Know, Class of 2013
Children's Home Society Central Division Board 2004-2013, Advocacy Committee Chair 2010-2012 Board Chair 2008-2010, Board Treasurer 2006-2008, Chef's Sampler Fundraiser Chair 2005
Tallahassee Community College Foundation Board 2010-2012
Children's Home Society State Foundation Board 2009-2012
Opening Doors for Children Tallahassee coordinator 1995-1998, Holland & Knight Firm
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Board member, Big Sister 1995-1997


Reclaim the Land Award of Excellence for Community Leadership
Tallahassee Community College Hall of Fame, 2018
Innovative Community Engagement Earned Legacy Award, 2018 Woman of the Year Deerfield Beach Democratic Club, 2013
GirlScouts of America Leon Woman of Distinction Youth & Social Services Award, 2011
Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Pace Setter Finalist, Distinguished Leadership Award, 2011
Children's Home Society Child Advocate of the Year Central Division Award, 2010

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