Please join us on Tuesday, May 30th, from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Parrish Board Room, 300 E. University Avenue, Suite 100, Gainesville, FL, 32601. Our Distinguished Speaker, Senator Keith Perry, will review the 2017 Florida Legislative Session. A Q&A will follow his remarks.
The cost for this event is $25.00 and lunch is included.
More About Florida Senator Keith Perry
Keith grew up in Florida with his three siblings and graduated from Buchholz High School. The summer of 1976, just after his high school graduation, he and a friend decided to try roofing for some extra money before starting college. The part-time job quickly became a passion, and eventually a career. He never did make it to college, instead choosing to start Perry Roofing Contractors.
Over a decade later, Perry Roofing was a Top 100 roofing company with numerous awards, 150 employees, and three offices opened across the state. Keith is also an active supporter of Habitat for Humanity, where he donates labor for new homes. Keith was the founding president of House of Hope – an organization dedicated to providing housing, job opportunities, mentorship and rehabilitation for former inmates. He had the pleasure of serving in that capacity for 14 years. Keith also supports the Boy’s and Girl’s Club, the Dignity Project, and the Reichert House. He served on the board of the Salvation Army and has been active with the Women’s Center for over 20 years.
Although Keith had been involved in politics on the periphery for years as a business owner and manager, he only considered running for office after he was approached by his longtime friend, Sen. Steve Oelrich. After winning the vote of Alachua, Levy and Marion counties, he went on to the general election and was elected to the Florida House in 2010. In this November’s election, Keith was elected to the State Senate.
Keith has been married to his wife Amy for 23 years and they have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. He and his family enjoy Gator football and spending time at their lake house in Putnam County.