Congressman Bill Posey represents Floridaï¿½s 15th Congressional District which encompasses most of Brevard County south of the city of Cocoa, Indian River County, most of Osceola County, and a small portion of Northern Polk County. Posey, a Republican, was elected to U.S. House of Representatives in 2008 and is currently serving his first term.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Posey served for eight years in the Florida State Senate where he led the successful effort to reform Floridaï¿½s insurance laws to increase competition and lower rates for home-owners and businesses in response to the devastating 2004 hurricane season. And after the controversy surrounding the 2000 Presidential election, Posey sponsored and passed legislation to reform and modernize Floridaï¿½s election process by requiring counties to replace their punch card ballot system with optical scanners, set new election recount standards and better educate voters and poll workers.
In 1992 Posey was elected to the Florida House of Representatives and had previously served for 16 years as a member of the Rockledge City Council. Before entering public service, Bill worked at the Kennedy Space Center until he was laid off with the end of the Apollo Program. He then founded Posey & Co. Realtors and later served as a director of the Florida Association of Realtors and President of the Space Coast Association of Realtors.
Bill Posey was born in 1947 and is a graduate of Cocoa High where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Katie. Bill and Katie live together in Rockledge and have been happily married for 41 years. They have two grown daughters, Pam and Cathi, and 3 grandchildren.
Congressman Posey has long been an advocate for greater accountability in government and is the author of the book Activity Based Total Accountability He is also an accomplished stock car racer, having received the award for short track driver achievement in memory of Davey & Clifford Allison presented by Bobby & Judy Allison.