Loranne Ausley is one of Florida’s leading voices for children and families. She is an attorney who served in the Florida legislature for 8 years, and in 2010 ran as the Democratic nominee for CFO, one of Florida’s four statewide elected Cabinet positions.
Ausley is a 6th-generation Floridian who has dedicated her career to the service of others ranging from senior positions in the Clinton Administration to her work with some of Florida’s most respected leaders, including Bob Graham, Lawton Chiles and Buddy MacKay. 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. Ausley developed a policy expertise in health care as the ranking Democrat on the House Health Care Council, and in 2008 was selected to oversee Florida’ s $300 million child health insurance program.
In addition to her legislative and appointed service, 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, and serves the United Way of the Big Bend as a Board Member. She was recently appointed to serve on Leon County’s inaugural Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
Loranne graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College with a degree in Economics and earned her J.D. from the Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia.
She makes her home in Tallahassee, where she resides with her husband Bill Hollimon and son, Will, age 8. Loranne is an avid marathon runner and triathlete, and an Ironman finisher (Florida 2007).