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 We know that 90% of brain development takes place before the age of 5, yet community support for families with young children is sporadic and fragmented. Although Leon County houses the Capitol of Florida, 2 major research universities and a community college, more than 25% of Leon County children […]
Education | Loranne Ausley | Senator | Tallahassee, FL
Problem Children with disabilities in the public school system often require assistive technology devices to provide them with the opportunity to fully integrate into the learning process and successfully navigate through school, the community and the workplace. Examples of assistive technology devices include tablets which help non-verbal students speak or […]
Jobs and Entrepreneurship | Loranne Ausley | Senator | Tallahassee, FL
Problem 1 in 5 children aged 0-18 has a diagnosable mental disorder. 1 in 10 youth has a serious mental health problem that is severe enough to impair their function at home, in school, or in the community. Stress experienced by children exposed to hurricanes and other natural disasters can […]
Healthcare | Loranne Ausley | Senator | Tallahassee, FL
Problem With an estimated 825,000 Floridians who are deaf or hard of hearing, routine traffic stops can create dangerous situations. A hearing impaired driver likely cannot hear a siren or law enforcement commands during a traffic stop, which has resulted in tragedies for both law enforcement and hearing-impaired drivers. Without […]
Smart Government | Loranne Ausley | Senator | Tallahassee, FL
Problem We know that the starting line isn’t the same for everyone. The bottom line is that place matters as to how well we live, and how well our children live. Poverty and place are inextricably connected – children who grow up in poverty have different outcomes than those who […]