Representative Amber Mariano
Florida Future Caucus, Co-Chair (R)
Representative Amber Mariano, Florida House District 36, was first elected to state legislature in 2016. At the time, she was 21 years old and the youngest elected official in the Florida House. Representative Mariano ran a successful campaign focused on higher education and addressing flooding issues in the district while also finishing up her undergraduate degree. She was re-elected to her seat in 2018.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Central Florida, Representative Mariano specialised in American Politics and Policy.
While in office, Representative Mariano has championed making higher-education more affordable and accessible. She has worked on expanding Florida’s Bright Futures scholarship program, which invests in the education of almost 100,000 students and gives these scholars the opportunity to afford secondary education. She also believes in expanding technical school options and destigmatizing this route of opportunities.
Representative Mariano currently serves on a number of committees, which include the Education Committee, the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee, the Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee, the Joint Select Committee on Collective Bargaining, the Health Quality Subcommittee, and the Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee.
In addition to her work in Florida’s legislature, Representative Mariano is involved with Pasco’s PACE Center for Girls and is the Fundraising Coordinator for CARES Community Aging and Retirement Services. She is also a member of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce.