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.
Loranne is truly proud of the work she has done in the Florida legislature over twelve years of service.
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.
Throughout her lifetime of public service, Loranne has been focused on forward thinking, future oriented solutions that address not only the problems of today but of tomorrow.
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.
Since her election to the Florida Senate, Loranne has gone to work on expanding access to broadband and child care. She also worked across the aisle to secure more than $1 billion in Florida’s budget to benefit the 13 counties of Senate District 3.