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Letter from State Representative Pigman, District 55

dated May 29, 2015


The Florida Legislature will convene Special Session “A” beginning Monday, June 1st.
This Special Session is necessary to complete our work to form and pass a balanced budget.
In addition to the budget a number of health care policy bills will be considered. These bills are aimed at reducing unnecessary regulation and decreasing costs. I am sponsoring one of the bills, HB 27A, Drug Prescription by Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. This bill would allow ARNPs and PAs to prescribe controlled substances.
This Special Session will move rather quickly and I encourage you to utilize the Florida House’s website and mobile app to assist you in tracking legislation.
You can read the full text of the Proclamation calling the Legislature into Special Session here.
Please let me know if you have further questions.


Cary Pigman State Representative, District 55

Thank you Representative Pigman!

September 2nd, 2014

The members and friends of the Highlands County Republican Party would like to thank Representative Cary Pigman again for the excellent legislative update provided last Thursday evening at our August meeting.

Thank you for all that you have accomplished for Highlands County and for House District 55.

Highlights of the update included;

  • Florida Legislature approved Highest funding for K – 12 Education in Florida’s history
  • Florida’s Annual budget in excess of $77 Billion with no deficit spending
  • 6 Bills sponsored by Representative Pigman with 4 successfully passed and signed into law by Governor Scott
  • $7.8 Million for continued construction of new Moore Haven High Junior/Senior High School (replacing school built in 1958)
  • $100K for caladium research

Photo: Latest construction photo of the NEW Moore Haven Jr.-Sr. High School


Photo: Thank you Governor Scott for presenting me the Florida Veterans Medal while you visited Avon Park

Governor Scott presenting Representative Pigman the Florida Veterans Medal while he visited Avon Park!

For those of you who may have missed it, I am including a copy of the text of Representative Pigman’s recent newsletter for additional details:

Representative Cary Pigman’ Serving Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, and Part of St. Lucie County

Friends, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your State Representative. It is an honor to work each and every day on behalf of the people of District 55. As you are probably aware, we recently concluded another legislative session in Tallahassee. In my view, this was a very successful session in which we were able to accomplish much on behalf of all Floridians. Florida has made an amazing comeback and the work we did this session will continue to move our state in the right direction.   One of the most important things we do each year is pass a budget. This year, we have once again produced a budget that is balanced and fiscally responsible. As I see it, the budget prioritizes our state’s critical needs while leaving $3.1 billion in reserves to prepare Florida for the future. This budget is a big win for Florida’s children, as it provides the most K-12 state funding in history. The budget also continues to strengthen Florida’s safety net by increasing funding to serve our most vulnerable populations, such as Floridians with severe disabilities and children in our juvenile welfare system. To put money back into the pockets of Floridians, the budget provides over $500 million in tax and fee cuts – the largest in over a decade.   Locally, the budget includes money for several stormwater and water quality projects throughout Highlands, Glades, and Okeechobee Counties, $7.8 million for the continued construction of the new Moore Haven Middle-High School, $3.5 million for the Glades County Gateway Logistics and Manufacturing Training Center, $750k for nutrient reduction and water retention projects on dairies at the basin, sub-basin, and farm levels in the Lake Okeechobee watershed, $520k for the implementation of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program in the Highlands County School District, and $100k for the research of diseases negatively impacting the caladium industry.   In addition to the budget, the Legislature passed several other important bills this session. To make Florida the most veteran friendly state in the nation, we passed the Florida G.I. Bill, which will increase educational and employment opportunities for our brave men and women in uniform. We passed legislation to make sure sexually violent predators face the toughest penalties in the nation. We also took what I consider decisive action to strengthen the child welfare system and aid victims of human trafficking. The work we did this session will be beneficial to many Floridians and take significant steps towards addressing many of the most critical issues we confront as a state.   Below, you will find more details about our work this session. I hope it is helpful.   As always, please contact me if you have any questions. Sincerely,

                                                    Cary Pigman State Representative, District 55
For additional information, see:   https://www.facebook.com/carypigman/

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Representative Cary Pigman             House District 55, Republican 


City of Residence:  Avon Park

Occupation:  Emergency Medicine Physician

Education:  Edgecliff College of Xavier University, B.S., Chemistry, 1976-1980, cum laude; The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1980-1983, Senior Class President, 1982-1983; Naval Hospital in Oakland, California, Rotating Internship in General Surgery, 1983-1984; George Washington – Georgetown Universities, Residency in Emergency Medicine, 1989-1992, Chief Resident, 1991-1992

Military:  United States Navy active duty 1983-89, reserve duty 1989-2000; United States Army reserve duty 2010-present; Deployed to Iraq in 2011, Guatemala in 2012, and Kuwait in 2013; United States Army Commendation Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; United States Navy Commendation Medal; United States Navy Fleet Marine Force Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Mobilization Device; Army Service Ribbon; Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon; United States Navy Pistol and Rifle Marksman Ribbons

Committee Membership

Select Committee on Health Care Workforce Innovation     Vice Chair

Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee

Health & Human Services Committee

Healthy Families Subcommittee

Select Committee on PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act)

Veteran & Military Affairs Subcommittee

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012

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    Kathy Rapp
Vice Chairman
    Susan Beder
    Kathy Hill
    Penny Kocarek

State Committeeman
    Earl Claire

State Committeewoman
    Sally Claire