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 has become known across the state of Florida as a Champion for all of Florida’s children. She has been 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 is 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 current leadership to bring Purpose Built Communities to Tallahassee, Loranne has always been focused on solutions to real problems that directly help children and families. And she has been 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 has been able to bring the best ideas from around the state and nation and make them work for North Florida. Whether it is the future of work, opportunity zones, helping the disabled enter the workforce or saving the forestry industry, she never stops thinking about what is next and what can make our community in North Florida stronger for every family.
As she looks to continue her service in the Florida Senate, Loranne is proud to have the support of both Senator Bill Montford and Congressman Al Lawson, who have served this area so well, along with her colleague in the House, State Representative Ramon Alexander. She is excited about the opportunity to both continue her service and make an even bigger impact on the lives of North Florida’s children and families in the Florida Senate.
Loranne Ausley’s Ideas
Problem Early Learning is arguably more important than college, yet most new parents are not prepared for the exorbitant cost of quality child care for their young children. The cost of child care also limits parent choice as higher quality programs are out of reach for many. This means those […]
Problem The South City neighborhood in Tallahassee has one of the highest rates of families living in poverty in Leon County (44.8%). Due to COVID-19, almost 800 South City students were unable to experience equal learning opportunities as they did not have the devices, connectivity or technical assistance to fully […]
Problem While many of Tallahassee’s residents are thriving, areas of the city have languished following years of disinvestment and seem to be all but forgotten by the city, county, and their own Tallahassee neighbors. This has introduced a vicious cycle of poverty that permeates through generations and chips away at […]
Problem Our world is experiencing the effects of climate change in a way that threatens every corner of the planet, from rising sea levels, drought, and heat to catastrophic weather events. Most farmers recognize and understand the value of our natural resources and have used the best technology available and […]
Climate Change | Loranne Ausley | Senator | Tallahassee, FL
Problem Access to quality preschool is an important issue for children in Leon County, especially in our Title 1 neighborhoods where the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment scores are the lowest in the county. Solution The Pop-Up Preschool brings a quality child care experience directly to underserved neighborhoods during summer and spring […]