Will Weatherford is the 84th speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, a Republican first elected in 2006 representing parts of Pasco and Hillsborough counties. He is the youngest speaker in recent Florida history. Weatherford wasn’t on the ballot in 2006 but was elected because the GOP nominated him to replace Ken Littlefield, who was appointed to the Public Service Commission.
Weatherford was born Nov. 14, 1979, in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Jacksonville University and worked as a real estate broker and aide to House Speaker Allan Bense before getting elected. He is married to Bense's daughter, Courtney, and they live in Wesley Chapel with three daughters.
With public hearings on Florida's academic standards behind us, the next big question is whether the state will stick with the Common Core or change course.
“The progress Speaker Bense is making is encouraging,” Weatherford said in a statement Thursday. “We are looking forward to him making a full recovery."
The battle to get the medical marijuana issue to voters in 2014 has encountered one more challenge.
Let them pray together.
That's Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford's stance on public high school football coaches and their relationship with their players.
University of Florida's online institute, a priority of House Speaker Will Weatherford, will launch in January now that the state governing board has signed off. The center, called UF Online, will begin by offering seven bachelor's degree programs, all of them fully via the Web.
Another day, another Florida lawmaker on Fox News attacking the Affordable Care Act. Last week, it was Attorney General Pam Bondi, who expressed concerns …
Before university system Chancellor Frank Brogan steps down at the end of the month, elected officials and educators turned out tonight for a reception in his honor at Gov. Rick Scott's mansion. House Speaker Will Weatherford, Senate President Don …
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“I am planning on him being here through next year unless he tells me otherwise,” Weatherford said. “So far, I haven’t heard anything.”