Loranne Ausley

Former Senator | Tallahassee, FL

An Ironman triathlete, a mom, a legislator, Loranne Ausley brings the passion and commitment of a world class triathlete to her public service on behalf of her community. Whether it is running a marathon or working for children in need, Loranne is tireless in her pursuit to help those who need it most.

Throughout her career, Loranne became known across the state of Florida as a Champion for all of Florida’s children. She was their advocate both in the Florida legislature and nationwide, because Loranne believes that every child deserves the best chance of success regardless of their zip code. And she was the voice for the disability community in the legislature; passing legislation that makes a real positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

From leading the effort to create Whole Child Leon to her leadership to bring Purpose Built Communities to Tallahassee, Loranne always focused on solutions to real problems that directly help children and families. And she was a leader on the big issues facing our state, guarding and supporting traditional public education and our public-school teachers and support personnel, investing in early learning, making health care more affordable and accessible, particularly for our rural communities, and protecting our land and water.

She is a nationally recognized public policy leader who was able to bring the best ideas from around the state and nation and make them work for North Florida. Whether it was the future of work, opportunity zones, helping the disabled enter the workforce or saving the forestry industry, she never stopped thinking about what is next and what can make our community in North Florida stronger for every family.