Holly Raschein is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, elected 2012-2020, to represent the 120thdistrict, which includes Monroe County and Southern Miami-Dade County. Originally from Alaska, Holly came back to her roots and attended Florida State University, where she graduated with a degree in political science in 2003. She then moved to the Florida Keys, where she worked as a Legislative Aide for Representatives Ken Sorensen (R) and Ron Saunders (D). During her tenure in the House Holly served on several key committees, including chairing the Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, the primary appropriations committee for issues relating to resiliency and the environment, and the Rules Committee, which sets the House agenda. While in office Holly was involved in the National Conference of State Legislators where she co-chaired the Committee on Disaster Recovery. She was also the Florida Lead for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, the Florida Director for the National Foundation for Women Legislators, and a gubernatorial appointee on the Florida Defense Support Task Force. In 2016 Holly joined the Baptist Health of South Florida team as the project coordinator for both Mariners Hospital and Fishermen’s Community Hospital where she helped lead the coordination of a custom-made modular hospital in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, aligning federal, state, and local resources in the disaster recovery process. In addition, she assisted with the building of the new, state-of-the-art replacement facility that will provide life-saving healthcare services to the Middle and Lower Keys. In 2017, Holly received her Masters in Public Administration from Florida International University, and joined First State Bank of the Florida Keys, Monroe County’s only locally owned bank, where she works directly with the leadership team as a market advisor to engage the community and promote the bank’s products and services. Holly is active in numerous organizations including Leadership Monroe County, the Florida Council on Arts & Culture, the American Flood Coalition, and the Rotary Club of Key Largo. Holly enjoys scuba diving, fishing, and ballet, and she resides in the Upper Keys with her husband, Ryan, and son, Drake.
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