House Democrats Announce Committee Ranking Member Assignments

The Florida House Democratic Caucus announced House committee Democratic Ranking Members for the upcoming legislative session. See the full list below, including what committees were assigned to Orlando Representatives.

“The Florida House Democrats are ready to get back to work and help Floridians still struggling because of the pandemic. From keeping our schools safe to fixing our broken health care system, Floridians need us to come up with real solutions to the problems making life in the Sunshine State difficult for so many. We will continue to be strong advocates of the people on the critical health and safety policies that the people deserve,” said Co-Leader Bobby DuBose.

Co-Leader Evan Jenne added, “I’m excited about our list of ranking members. The Florida House Democratic Caucus looks forward to advocating and fighting for all Floridians. This is yet another important session because of the ongoing COVID pandemic. We must help provide relief for so many Floridians that need it, ensure small businesses stay open, and continue to defend local governments’ autonomy.”

Democratic Ranking Members:

  • Appropriations Committee: Nicholas Duran
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee: Anika Omphroy
  • Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee: Kamia Brown
  • Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee: Geraldine Thompson
  • Infrastructure & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee: Dianne Hart
  • Justice Appropriations Subcommittee: Michael Gottlieb
  • PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee: Matt Willhite
  • State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee: Joy Goff-Marcil
  • Commerce Committee: David Silvers
  • Insurance & Banking Subcommittee: Matt Willhite
  • Regulatory Reform Subcommittee: Anna Eskamani
  • Tourism, Infrastructure & Energy Subcommittee: Emily Slosberg
  • Education & Employment Committee: Patricia Williams
  • Early Learning & Elementary Education Subcommittee: Tracie Davis
  • Post-Secondary Education & Lifelong Learning Subcommittee: Ramon Alexander
  • Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee: James Bush III
  • Health & Human Services Committee: Tracie Davis
  • Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee: Susan Valdés
  • Finance & Facilities Subcommittee: Dotie Joseph
  • Professions & Public Health Subcommittee: Carlos Smith
  • Judiciary Committee: Fentrice Driskell
  • Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee: Ben Diamond
  • Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee: Michael Grieco
  • Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee: Emily Slosberg
  • Public Integrity & Elections Committee: Geraldine Thompson
  • Redistricting Committee: Joseph Geller
  • Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee: Kelly Skidmore
  • State Legislative Redistricting Subcommittee: Dan Daley
  • Rules Committee: Matt Willhite
  • State Affairs Committee: Carlos Smith
  • Environment, Agriculture & Flooding Subcommittee: Ramon Alexander
  • Government Operations Subcommittee: Kevin Chambliss
  • Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee: Joy Goff-Marcil
  • Ways & Means Committee: Anna Eskamani

Representative Geraldine Thompson was named Ranking Democratic Member on Higher Education Appropriations and Public Integrity and Elections Committees, two critically important committees in the Florida House of Representatives. The Ranking Democrat works with the Higher Education Appropriations Committee Chair to help develop solutions for issues facing higher educational institutions in Florida and to draft a budget to support proposed solutions. Representative Thompson will work with the Chair of the Public Integrity and Elections Committee to develop guidelines for ethical performance by legislators and to facilitate and safeguard the integrity of elections throughout Florida.

“I’m excited about the work ahead in the Florida Legislature during the 2022 Session,” Representative Thompson said. “What we do will impact the future of Florida for the next decade and beyond. I plan to advocate for the things that I believe in from my seat at the table.”


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