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Meet Rep. Marlene O'Toole

April 12, 2010 - 6:00pm

Age: 65

Residence: Lady Lake

Time in the Legislature: First term

Political Affiliation: Republican

Spouse: Ed

Children: Kathleen, Colleen, Linda, Eddie, Jennie

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A veterinarian because I like animals so much.

What do you consider to be your biggest political achievement?

Getting elected. It was my first time in politics and I ran in a very competitive field.

What was your biggest political faux pas?

To my knowledge, I haven't committed one yet.

What is your favorite place in the world?


Who in state government do you most admire?

Rep. Bill Proctor because he's a great leader and when he speaks, people from both sides of the aisle listen to what he has to say.

Who in all the world do you most admire?

My father, because he was a hardworking man who didn't have an easy life but always did his very best to provide for this family.

Who is your favorite lawmaker of the opposite party and why?

I respect Rep. Mia Jones because she is thoughtful, hardworking, committed, and reasonable.

What do you remember as your wackiest constituent request?

We had a constituent who called to complain that the $3 fee for copies of his criminal record in a neighboring county was excessive. He then went on to state that when he had to get his criminal record from Ohio, they didnt charge him a dime.

What is your least favorite household chore?

Window washing.

Reach John Hinds at, or by calling (850) 274-2966.

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