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Accomplishments of Kevin Ambler

Real Experience...

Representative Ambler has had the opportunity to serve on over 30 unique committees throughout his legislative service.

Current Legislative Committees and Counsels - 2010

  • Chair, Public Safety & Domestic Security Policy Committee
  • Vice Chair, Government Accountability Act Council
  • Criminal & Civil Justice Policy Council
  • Government Operations Appropriations Committee
  • Governmental Affairs Policy Committee
  • Joint Legislative Sunset Committee
  • Policy Council

2009 Legislative Committees

Chairman, Health Care Appropriations Committee, Vice Chairman, Health Care Regulation Policy Committee, Civil Justice & Courts Policy Committee, Criminal & Civil Justice Policy Council, Full Appropriations Council on General Government & Health Care, Health and Family Services Policy Council, Join Legislative Budget Commission, Rules & Calendar Council, Select Joint Advisory Committee on Title Insurance

2007-2008 Legislative Committees

Co-Chair, Join Legislative Sunset Committee, Committee on Courts, Committee on Education Innovation and Career Preparation, Committee on Utilities and Telecommunications, Policy & Budget Council

2005-2006 Legislative Committees

Vice Chairman, Military and Veterans’ Affairs, Committee, Colleges and Universities Committee, Health Care Appropriations Committee, Judiciary Committee

2003-2004 Legislative Committees

Vice Chairman, Subcommittee on Tourism, Business Regulation, Commerce, Judiciary, Joint Legislative Auditing, Local Government & Veterans’ Affairs, Select Committee on Florida’s Economic Future, Select Committee on National Defense & Space Related Economic Development, Subcommittee on Energy, Subcommittee on Health Appropriations, Subcommittee on Military and Veterans’ Affairs

Real Results...

Respected by his colleagues for delivering proven results!

  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
  • Air Force Longevity Ribbon
  • Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
  • Air Force Recognition Ribbon (USAF Harmon Award for Top Reserve Judge Advocate)
  • American Association of School Boards, 2008 Magna Award, Most Innovative Education Program in America for “Ought To Be A Law” Student Legislation Program
  • Associated Builders and Contractors - Friend of Free Enterprise Award 2008
  • Associated industries of Florida Ports Council, Legislator of the year 2008
  • Brentwood Park Homeowners Association, Certificate of Appreciation for ten years of dedicated service as President 2002
  • Christian Coalition of Florida - Faith & Family Award  2008
  • Consumer Rights, Legislative Award 2004
  • Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers - Outstanding Representative Award - in recognition of extraordinary legislative leadership & dedicated service to the citizens of Florida 2006
  • Florida Alliance of Public Hospitals - Legislative Hero Award - 2009
  • Florida Association of Area Agency on Aging, Certificate of Appreciation 2006
  • Florida Association of Assisted Living Facilities - Legislator of the Year 2009
  • Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers, West Coast Chapter, Tampa Florida - Legislative Award in Recognition for Service to the Community 2005
  • Florida Association of Rehabilitative Facilities (A Voice for Community Agencies) - Legislative Champion Award - "For the impact Rep Ambler's efforts have made in the lives of Florida citizens with disabilities; through his support, thousands of individuals with disabilities have achieved a better quality of life" 2009
  • Florida Bar Military Affairs Committee Award - In recognition and appreciation of the outstanding contribution to the Military Affairs Committee 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Florida Bar, Legislator of the Year 2008
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Honor Roll 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Florida Chiropractic Association - D.J. Rainey Legislative Award for Outstanding Contribution to Quality Health Care for the Citiizens of Florida - 2009
  • Florida Health Care Association - Legislator of the Year - 2009
  • Florida Hospital Association - Legislator of the Year - 2009
  • Florida Justice Association - Outstanding Representative Award - In recognition  of extraordinary legislative leadership and dedicated service on behalf of the citizens of the State of Florida 2009
  • Florida Land Title Association Legislator of the Year - 2009. "Presented in honor and appreciation of his dedicated leadership and service in recognition of the critical role of real property to sustained job creation and economic growth benefiting all citizens of the State of Florida."
  • Florida Pharmacy Association - Legislator of the Year - 2009
  • Florida Ports Council - Tugb oat Award - Presented for support and commitment to Florida's Seaports, with respect and appreciation for efforts to ensure sustainability of Florida's industry and to promote economic development and job growth in Florida 2008
  • Florida Safety Net Hospitals - Legislative Hero Award - 2009
  • Friends of the Hillsborough County Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Award of Appreciation 2007
  • Hillsborough County, “Have A Heart” Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Year 2002
  • Independent Colleges & Universities - ICUF All-Star Award - presented for being "a tireless advocate for Florida students" 2008
  • Military Service: U.S. Air Force Reserve, Major, 1991-2005; U.S. Air Force 1986-1991; U.S. Air Force Reserve, Outstanding Military Judge Advocate of the Year 1991
  • Moffitt Cancer Center, Outstanding Legislator Award 2004
  • National Defense Medal
  • Public Safety Legislative Award 2004-2005
  • "Right Stuff" Award -- Outstanding Jr. Officer, 56th Combat Support Group
  • Tactical Air Command Judge Advocate of the Year

Dedicated to Family

  • Married for 25 years to Mindy Ambler with two children, Jason and Jami
  • Education: Cornell University, B.A., 1983, Cornell Inter-fraternity Council, Judicial Administrator, AFROTC, Phi Alpha Omega Fraternity, President; Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1986, Moot Court Honors Board of Advisors

Dedicated to Community

  • Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
  • Carrollwood Area Business Association
  • Northdale Special Tax District, President, Board of Trustees
  • Hillsborough County, Charter Review Board
  • Rotary Club
  • Hillsborough County Bar, Military Liaison Committee, Past Chairman
  • The Florida Bar, Military Affairs Committee, Past Chairman
  • Hillsborough Legislative Delegation, Past Chairman
  • Florida’s Commission on Tourism, Current Commissioner
  • National Rifle Association
  • Military Officers Association of America
  • American Legion

Dedicated to YOU!

Representative Kevin Ambler has had the privilege of serving YOU in the Florida House since 2002. With his steadfast commitment to pursuing the policies of lower taxes, less government and increased personal responsibility, he has stood out as a conservative leader among his colleagues.  Ensuring quality and affordable healthcare, improving the quality of public education at all grade levels and reducing property taxes and the cost of property insurance continue to remain his top priorities. In these uncertain times, your State Representative is constantly seeking new ways to get Florida’s economic engine moving again. Let’s stand with Representative Ambler as he fights for us in Tallahassee!

The American Legion Reserve Officers Association National Rifle Association Military Officers Association of America