Senator Kelli Stargel

Senator Kelli Stargel was elected to the Florida Senate in 2012 after serving four years in the Florida House of Representatives. She works as the investment property manager for her family-owned small business in Lakeland.

Senator Stargel has served as the Chair of the Higher Education Committee, as the Chair of the Regulated Industries Committee and is a member of the Judiciary Committee, among others.

Senator Stargel has received a number of awards from various organizations over her time in the Legislature. Some of the highest recognitions include the Florida Chamber’s Distinguished Advocate Award, the Foundation for Florida’s Future A+ Award, the United States Digital Learning Association Eagle Award in 2013. In 2015, she was honored to be the Polk County Police Chief Association, Legislator of the Year and the Legislator of the Year for the Florida Farm Bureau. This year she has been recognized as the Legislator of the Year for several other groups, including the FL. Forestry Association and the FL. Health Care Association.

Senator Stargel is on the FHSAA Public Advisory Commission, and is an appointee to the Education Commission of the States. She and her husband, John Stargel, have five children and two grandchildren.

Personal & Career

Family and Bio

Occupation: Investment Property Manager
Husband: John
Children: Rebekah, Amanda, Robert, Hannah, Laura
Birthday: March 23
Fun Facts: My ancestors include Aaron Jernigan (FL House of Representatives, 1848) and James Lane (Sumter County Sheriff, 1897-1905).

Legislative Service
  • Elected to the Senate in 2012
  • House of Representatives, 2008 – 2012
Other Public Service
  • Education Commission of the States, Commissioner
  • Served on the Commission on Marriage and Family Support Initiatives
  • Republican Woman’s Club of Lakeland, Past President
  • Heritage Baptist Church, Member

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 FL. Healthcare Association Champion for the Elerly
  • 2009 – 2016 Chamber Honor Roll
  • Florida Farm Bureau, Champion for Agriculture, 2016
  • Polk County Police Chief Association, Legislator of the Year, 2015
  • Florida Farm Bureau, Legislator of the Year, 2015
  • Florida Fruits and Vegetables Association, Legislator of the Year, 2015
  • Villages at Noah’s Landing, Champion’s Award, 2015
  • Coalition of McKay Scholarship Schools, Distinguished Service Award, 2014
  • United States Digital Learning Association, Eagle Award, 2013
  • Friend of Free Enterprise Award, 2009-2012
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, “A” Honor Roll, 2009-2012
  • Florida Right to Life, Legislator of the Year, 2010
  • Florida Home Builders Association, Friend of Housing Award, 2009

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Paid for and approved by Kelli Stargel, Republican for Florida Senate District 22.