|Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 83rd district
November 16, 2010
|Spouse(s)||James Harrell, M.D.|
Harrell has served the district on two occasions, first from 2000–2008 and (after sitting out one term pursuant to Florida's constitutionally mandated term limitations) again starting in 2010. During her time as a Florida legislator, Harrell was best known for successfully sponsoring advancements to Florida's seaport security laws in the wake of "9-11". The legislation was later used in numerous other states as a model for seaport security.
Harrell ran for Congress in Florida's 16th congressional district against incumbent Democrat Tim Mahoney, but lost in the Republican election to attorney Tom Rooney, who went on to defeat Mahoney in the general election in November. Harrell was endorsed by Mike Huckabee, the American Medical Association, and the National Rifle Association. 
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