Loranne Ausley is an attorney who served in the Florida legislature for 8 years, and ran for statewide office in 2010. Her practice focuses on non-profit law, strategic advice and general government consulting.

Loranne began her law practice with the Miami offices of Steel, Hector & Davis as a member of their litigation practice. Since that time she has held high level posts throughout state and local government, including 8 years as an elected Member of the Florida House of Representatives.

As a Democratic leader in the State House, Loranne established herself as an independent-minded leader unafraid to take on tough problems and find real solutions. As the ranking Democrat on the House Health Care Council, Ausley developed a policy expertise in health care, and in 2008 was selected to oversee the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, Florida’ s $300 million child health insurance program. In addition to her state legislative service, Ausley has held high level posts in all branches of government at the state and federal level, including the Executive Office of the Governor of Florida, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the US Department of Commerce, the US Senate and the US House of Representatives.

Ausley is active in a number of local state and national organizations. She was instrumental in creating Whole Child Leon, a community based initiative focused on young children and their families, and she continues to actively serve as Chair. She is a member of Leadership Florida’s Class XX, an honorary member of Omicron Delta Kappa, and serves on the boards of The Claude Pepper Foundation, The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The New Deal, and NLC4. Past service includes board membership of numerous organizations including Ruth’s List Florida, The United Way of the Big Bend, The Kate Sullivan Elementary PTO, the Tallahassee Urban League, Washington and Lee University Law Council, the George Washington Society, and various volunteer positions with Leadership Florida.

Loranne graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College with degrees in Economics and Politics, and earned her J.D. from the Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida with her husband Bill Hollimon and son, Will, age 13. Loranne is a runner and triathlete, and an Ironman finisher (Florida 2007).