Holly Benson

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Anna Holliday Benson
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Candidate for Florida Attorney General
Florida Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration
Assumed office
2008
Political party Republican
Website Official Holly Benson for Florida Attorney General Campaign website
Anna Holliday "Holly" Benson (born June 4, 1971, in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina) is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives and former Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. On October 30, 2009, she announced her candidacy for the statewide office of attorney general, the seat being vacated by Republican Bill McCollum, who is running for governor, in the 2010 election. [1]

Education

  • Bachelor's degree, Dartmouth College (1993)
  • Juris Doctorate degree, University of Florida College of Law (1996)

Other roles

  • Treasurer, Arts Council of Northwest Florida (1997-1998)
  • Advocacy Chair, Arts Council of Northwest Florida (1998-1999)
  • Founder/Chair, Scooper Bowl Ice Cream Festival (1998-present)
  • Founder/Chair, Culture Club Monthly Arts Social (1999)
  • Secretary, Arts Council of Northwest Florida (1999-2000)
  • Member, Bay Day (2000-present)
  • Member, Pensacola Downtown Rotary Club
  • Member, Women's Advisory Council at the Sacred Heart Hospital

Campaign contributions

Electoral history

Awards

  • Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year (1999) from the National Society of Fund Raising Executives
  • Legislative Leadership Award (2001) from the Public Land and Trust
  • Legislative Award (2001) from the American Heart Association
  • Legislator of the Year Award (2002) from the Florida Medical Association
  • Legislative Award (2002) from the American Cancer Society
  • President's Legislative Award (2003) from the Florida Bar
  • Medical Group Management Association Award (2003)
  • Escambia County Award of Appreciation (2003)
  • Service Award (2003) from the American Heart Association
  • Legislator of the Year Award (2004) from the Northwest Florida League of Cities
  • Legislator of the Year Award (2005) from the Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
  • Legislator of the Year Award (2005) from the Florida Osteopathic Medical Society
  • Legislator of the Year Award (2006) from NAMI

Contact information

Campaign address:
Holly Benson for Florida Attorney General
PO Box 998
Tallahassee, Florida 32302

Phone: 850-224-3800

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
DeeDee Ritchie
Florida House of Representatives - District 3
2000–2006
Succeeded by
Clay Ford