Thad Altman has lived in east Central Florida for more than fifty years. He played baseball at the University of Houston, and later completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Science from Rollins College in 1987. Thad lives in Rockledge with his wife Mary Pat and their three children, McKenzie, Hunter and Sullivan.
Senator Altman previously served District 24 from 2008 to 2012, and as a result of redistricting has served you in District 16 since 2012. He is a driving force for better policies that help small businesses create jobs in the Space Coast for the long-term. Thad supports legislation providing tax incentives to promote aerospace and high-tech jobs in Florida. He led and won the fight to prevent the Department of Children and Families from setting up a state registry of Florida gun owners. In the 2012 Legislative session, Thad acted as Chairman of the Military Affairs and Domestic Security Committee and Vice Chairman of the Budget Subcommittee of Finance and Tax. He also served on the Budget Committee; Budget Subcommittee on Higher Education; Communication, Energy and Public Utilities Committee; Education Pre K - 12 Committee; Higher Education Committee; Reapportionment Committee and the Regulated Industries Committee.