State Representative


Gayle Harrell State Representative-1Gayle’s commitment and service to our community prepared her for her role as our Representative in the Florida House of Representatives. As a child in a military family, a devoted wife and proud mother, a dedicated teacher, a successful business woman, and a committed community volunteer, Gayle was prepared to serve when she was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000.

Gayle Harrell State Representative-2Gayle has used those same skills to identify problems and work with her constituents to solve them. As a result of her leadership, hard work and dedication she has received many awards and has been recognized by numerous organizations for her efforts in the Florida House of Representatives.

Gayle has also stayed close to her community even when she is often called to Tallahassee for Committee meetings, regular Session, or Special Sessions. Whether it is organizing events such as the Juvenile Justice Work Group, DUI and Alcohol Abuse Task Force meetings, Mental Child Abuse working groups, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Community Forums and many others, Gayle is always there to listen to her constituents.

Gayle Harrell State Representative-3Gayle has received many awards for her accomplishments in the Florida House of Representatives including:

Legislative Awards

2016 – Legislator of the Year – Florida Council for Community Mental Health
2016 – Dr. Lewis Earle Legislative Service Award – Florida Dental Association

2016 – Special Recognition Award for Advocacy and Commitment to Florida’s Children, Families and Seniors – National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Florida Chapter
2016 – Legislative Award of Excellence – Healing Hands, Inc.
2016 – “A+” Ranking – Florida Foundation for Florida’s Future
2016 – “A” Ranking – Florida Chamber of Commerce
2016 – Conservative Achievement Award – American Conservative Union
2015 – Bishop Frank Costantino Annual Award for Legislative Excellence – Florida Smart Justice Alliance
2015 – Legislator of the Year Award – The Florida Coalition for Children
2015 – Legislator of the Year – Children’s Home Society of Florida
215 – Outstanding Service to the Florida Recovery Community – Florida Association of Recovery Residences
2015 – Legislative Award of Appreciation – Florida Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics
2015 – Legislator of the Year – Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association
2015 – Legislator of the Year – Florida Mental Health Association
2015 – Legislative Appreciation Award – Florida League of Cities
2015 – Legislative Leadership Award – Place of Hope
2015 – Legislative Award of Excellence – Healing Hands, Inc.
2015 – Legislative Award of Appreciation – Alzheimer’s Community Care
2015 – Honor Role – Florida Chamber of Commerce
2015 – “A” Ranking – Associated Industries of Florida
2015 – “A” Ranking – Florida Healthcare Association
2015 – “Friend of Free Enterprise”, Associated Builders and Contractors
2014 – “A” Ranking – The Foundation for Florida’s Future
2014 – “A” Ranking – Florida Chamber of Commerce
2013 – “A” Ranking, Florida Medical Association
2013 – ACU Conservative Award, The American Conservative Union
2013 – “A” Ranking – The Foundation for Florida’s Future
2013 – “A” Ranking – Florida Chamber of Commerce
2012 – “A” Ranking, Florida Medical Association
2012 – “A” Ranking – Florida Chamber of Commerce
2012 – Defender of Freedom Award, The American Conservative Union
2012 – “Friend of Free Enterprise”, Associated Builders and Contractors
2011 – “A” Ranking – Florida Chamber of Commerce
2011 – Defender of Freedom Award, The American Conservative Union
2011 – National Legislator of the Year, HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society)
2011 – Legislator of the Year, Florida Society of Dermatology
2011 – Legislator of the Year, Florida Dental Association
2011 – “A” Ranking, Florida Medical Association
2011– “A” Ranking – Florida Chamber of Commerce
2011 – Friend of Free Enterprise, Associated Builders and Contractors
2008 – Legislator of the Year, Florida Dental Association
2008 – Faith and Family Award, Christian Coalition of Florida
2008 – “A” Ranking – Florida Chamber of Commerce
2007 – Legislator of the Year, American Lung Association, Florida Division
2007 – Legislator of the Year, American Cancer Society, Florida Division
2007 – Friend of Free Enterprise, Associated Builders and Contractors
2007 – Faith and Family Award, Christian Coalition of Florida
2007 – “A” Ranking – Florida Chamber of Commerce
2006 – Legislator of the Year, Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacist
2006 – Legislative Award, Florida Public Health Association
2006 – Faith and Family Award, Christian Coalition of Florida
2006 – “A” Ranking – Florida Chamber of Commerce
2006 – Friend of Free Enterprise, Associated Builders and Contractors
2006 – “100 %” Ranking, Florida Medical Association
2005 – Legislative Award, Florida Association of Health Plans
2005 – Business Advocate of the Year, Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce
2005 – Champion Award, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Martin/St. Lucie Chapter
2005 – Leadership Award, Florida Regional Planning Councils Association
2005 – “A” Ranking – Florida Chamber of Commerce
2005 – Friend of Free Enterprise, Associated Builders and Contractors
2005 – Faith and Family Award, Christian Coalition of Florida
2004 – County Champion Award, Florida Association of Counties
2004 – Legislator of the Year, Florida Society of Emergency Physicians
2004 – Legislator of the Year, Florida Medical Association
2004 – Legislative Leadership Award, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
2004 – Legislator of the Year, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
2004 – Legislator of the Year, Florida Society of Dermatology
2004 – Faith and Family Award, Christian Coalition of Florida
2003 – Legislative Award, Florida Children’s Forum
2003 – Legislator of the Year, Florida Academy of Family Physicians
2003 – “A” Ranking – Florida Chamber of Commerce
2003 – Friend of Free Enterprise, Associated Builders and Contractors
2002 – Susan and V.A. Marks Lifetime Achievement Award, Florida Medical Association
2002 – Legislator of the Year Award, Florida Society of Dermatology
2002 – Legislative Achievement Award, Keep Florida Beautiful
2002 – Legislative Achievement Award, American Heart Association
2002 – Legislative Award, Trust for Public Lands
2001 – Distinguished Legislator Award, Florida Police Benevolent Association
2001 – Friend of Free Enterprise Award, Associated Builders and Contractors
2001 – Legislative Award, American Cancer Society
2001 – Freshmen Legislator of the Year Award, Florida Medical Association