Loranne Ausley

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Loranne Ausley
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 9th district
Assumed office
November 8, 2016
Preceded by Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda
In office
November 7, 2000 – November 4, 2008
Preceded by Marjorie Turnbull
Succeeded by Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda
Personal details
Born (1963-10-16) October 16, 1963 (age 54)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bill Hollimon
Profession Attorney

Loranne Ausley (born October 16, 1963) is an attorney and Democratic politician from Tallahassee, Florida. She has been a member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 9th district since 2016, representing part of Leon County, including most of Tallahassee. She previously served in the Florida House from 2000 to 2008.


With over 20 years of public service at the state and federal level, Ausley was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008. Her district then included the northern half Leon County, including most of Tallahassee, and the northwest part of adjoining Jefferson County. Ausley was ranking democratic Member on the House Health Care Council from 2007 to 2008.

In the 2010 election, Ausley ran for Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO), losing in the general election to Jeff Atwater.

She is a senior advisor to the Lawton Chiles Foundation and Board Chair of the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation.

After eight years out of elected office, Ausley returned to the Florida House in 2016, again representing the 9th district.[1]


Loranne is married to Bill Hollimon and their children are John Hollimon (Stepson), William DuBose Ausley Hollimon. She is a marathon runner and triathlete. Loranne's father is Tallahassee attorney DuBose Ausley of the 33-partner, 75-year-old law firm of Ausley & McMullen, P.A.


Loranne Ausley graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman's College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985. She then attended Washington & Lee University where she received her J.D. in 1990.


Ausley's grandfather was Charles S. Ausley served in the Florida Senate and her great-great-grandfather was Alexander McSwain a member of the Florida House 1891. Her father is Tallahassee attorney and past Chairman of the State University System of Florida DuBose Ausley. Her mother is Sallie Ausley, co-founder of the Red Hills Horse Trials.

Campaign for Florida Chief Financial Officer[edit]

Ausley ran for Chief Financial Officer of Florida in the 2010 election. She became the Democratic nominee by default when no other candidates filed for the election and faced State Senate President Jeff Atwater, the Republican nominee, in the general election.

Chief Financial Officer of Florida General Election, 2010 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Atwater 2,967,052 57.33
Democratic Loranne Ausley 2,015,579 38.94
Independent Tom Stearns 109,192 2.11
Independent Ken Mazzie 83,959 1.62
Total votes 5,175,782 100.0


External links[edit]

Florida House of Representatives
Preceded by
Marjorie Turnbull
Florida Representative, 9th District
Succeeded by
Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda