State Representative Chris Latvala (R- Clearwater) was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2014, and subsequently re-elected in 2016. A former legislative aide, Latvala has been involved the political process for a good portion of his life. Currently, Latvala serves as the Chairman of the PreK-12 Innovation Subcommittee and is a member of the PreK-12 Appropriations Subcommittee, Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Government Accountability Committee and Education Committee.
A tireless advocate for Pinellas County and the constituents of House District 67, Latvala is a member of the 2014 Leadership Pinellas class, a Board member for the Pinellas PACE Center for Girls and the Boys and Girls Club. In previous legislation sessions, he has been a champion for his constituents who are mobile home owners (a large portion of the district) and continuously works to bring back funding to the district to assist programs and organizations within House District 67 and beyond.A proud University of Central Florida Knight, Latvala works professionally as a consultant, a small business owner and as a Realtor for Smith & Associates.