- "State Sen. Gary Siplin attended the meeting and said he would continue to make voting rights a priority, as he did from 2000 to 2007, when Gov. Charlie Crist cut the paperwork for rights restoration..."
- "Legislation filed by Orlando Senator Gary Siplin to prohibit employers from using an individuals credit history in hiring decisions passed from the Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism today"
- "Legislation aiming to increase access to affordable healthy foods in underserved communities passed unanimously in the Senate Agriculture Committee today. Senate Bill 852..."
- "Senate Bill 98, sponsored by Sen. Gary Siplin (D-Orlando), authorizes school boards to adopt resolutions allowing the use of inspirational messages, including prayers of invocation or benediction at secondary school..."
Welcome Neighbors and Friends
Thank God and you for continuing to support me as I serve as your State Senator for District 19. I bless God and you for electing me as the first Black American to serve as State Senator in Central Florida.
My service as Senator has emerged as a political ministry for a district that epitomizes America. It is comprised of Anglo-, African-, Hispanic-, Haitian-, and Caribbean-Americans. Most of the residents are essential in the workforce of Orange and Osceola counties being the number one tourist destination in the world. Because of the diversity of our district, I have sponsored and assisted the passage of over one hundred bills that covered a variety of issues affecting our district.
As a leader who serves, I try to ameliorate these issues by conducting important seminars, workshops, summits, town hall meetings and job fairs. I also will host, for the eighth consecutive year, a school supply giveaway, underwear and socks giveaway for students, a labor day family picnic, a Christmas toy and a Three Kings toy giveaway.
I am humbled to share with you that over the past eight years my colleagues and I have passed budgets that provided over 5 million dollars to the professional opportunities program for students (POPS) paying them $7 an hour and providing them with a year long Mentorship program. Many of these students have received full time employment because of their internship. Please visit my website, GarySiplin.com, for more information on the POPS program.
On the website, you will find the highlights of my previous two terms as your Senator. Please know that I love serving God and you, and I give God all the glory for the success I have achieved serving you. Please take a few minutes to review the website. If you have any questions, please call, write or come by and visit my office.
I thank God for all of you who have prayed for me and supported my family and me during the last two years. We all know that there are people who are incarcerated that need our prayers too. Please know that God will bless you for praying for and supporting us.