Loranne Ausley was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2016, where she serves on the Commerce and Ways & Means committees, Ag & Natural Resources and Natural Resources & Pubic Lands subcommittee, and is the ranking member on the Careers & Competition subcommittee. Loranne previously represented Florida’s Capital City in the same seat from 2000-2008 before retiring due to term limits.
During her time in the Florida House, Loranne has established herself as an independent-minded leader unafraid to take on tough problems and find real solutions. A lifelong advocate for children and the disabled, Loranne is active in a number of local, state and national organizations. She was instrumental in creating Whole Child Leon, a community-based initiative focused on early childhood education. Loranne is a sixth-generation Floridian who has held senior positions in federal and state government, working closely with some of Florida’s most respected leaders including Bob Graham, Lawton Chiles and Buddy MacKay.
Loranne graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College with degrees in Economics and Politics, and earned her J.D. from the Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida with her husband Bill Hollimon and son, Will, age 13. Loranne is a runner and triathlete, and a two-time Ironman finisher (Chattanooga, 2016; Florida 2007).