Congressman David W. Jolly was elected to represent Florida’s 13th Congressional District during a Special Election after the passing of Congressman C.W. Bill Young. As a member of the 113th Congress, Congressman Jolly serves on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, as well as the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee and Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee of the full Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Within weeks of being elected, Congressman Jolly fulfilled many campaign promises, including filing legislation to fix flood insurance, fighting for veterans’ rights and urging his colleagues in the U.S. House and Senate to extend the life of ongoing beach renourishment projects for Pinellas County and protecting Pinellas County-based defense industry assets.
Congressman Jolly has also encouraged all of his constituents to hold him accountable each day he serves in office and spends a few hours each day personally taking constituent calls made to his office.
As a fifth-generation Floridian, an active member on his appointed committees, Congressman Jolly will work to help create jobs, protect and enhance Pinellas County beaches, improve local and national infrastructure and transportation networks, and protect the Coast Guard assets in Pinellas County and nationwide. Congressman Jolly will also work to advance legislation and proposals to benefit our nation’s veterans, as well as legislation to provide real and sustainable relief to Pinellas County homeowners and businesses currently facing soaring flood insurance rates.
Congressman Jolly is an effective conservative with the right vision and a commitment to constituent service that guide him in his daily work on behalf of the people of Pinellas County. Before being elected in March 2014, Congressman Jolly spent his entire career helping advance community interests in the U.S. Congress and served in multiple civic and community leadership roles here at home.
Born in Dunedin to a family with a long and enduring history in Pinellas County, Congressman Jolly began working for Florida’s 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1995, serving important roles in a variety of legislative, legal and community positions. An attorney by training, Congressman Jolly’s work on federal issues included matters related to the federal budget and appropriations process, constitutional law, Medicare and Social Security, defense and foreign affairs, immigration, and securities law and regulation.
After leaving his position within the U.S. House in 2007, Congressman Jolly continued to build upon his depth of experience by maintaining a federal affairs practice, counseling clients through important matters related to the U.S. Congress and the executive branch of the U.S. Government. Past clients include Pinellas County-based small businesses, non-profits, community and economic development organizations, national research coalitions, major colleges and universities, and counties and municipalities.
As part of his practice, Congressman Jolly continued to promote the highest industry standards and a commitment to regular pro-bono activity, serving as a pro-bono advisor and advocate for Support Jessie’s Law, a non-profit committed to securing resources for law enforcement to track and apprehend child predators.
Congressman Jolly remains active in civic and community affairs. Past and current leadership positions with community and civic organizations include serving on multiple boards, including the Board of Advisors for the Elder Law program at Stetson University School of Law in St. Petersburg, the Tampa Bay Veterans Alliance, the Town of Indian Shores Public Services Committee and Board of Adjustment, and the Boys & Girls Club of Suncoast. Congressman Jolly also founded the non-profit Florida Federal Contractors Association, an economic development organization in the Bay area, advancing the interests of the regional business community.
Congressman Jolly received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. He then studied in the evenings to earn a Juris Doctorate cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Va.
Congressman Jolly resides in Indian Shores, Fla.
David Jolly has spent his entire career working on behalf of the people of Pinellas County, advancing and supporting community interests in the United States Congress and serving in multiple civic and community leadership roles here at home. He is a candidate with unparalleled Congressional experience, including serving Pinellas County residents as General Counsel to the late Congressman Bill Young during some of Washington’s most challenging times.
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