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Fred Brummer, former state representative and county commissioner, dies at 77


Fred Brummer, a giant in local politics, has died at 77. Brummer served as a representative in the Florida Legislature from 1998-2006 and an Orange County Commissioner from 2006-2014.

According to the biography on his Florida House home page, Brummer served as Chair of the State Administration Committee, the Committee for Appropriations for Commerce and Local Affairs, and the Committee for Finance and Taxation and as Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee. He was also recognized for his outstanding service by numerous organizations. He was acknowledged as "Representative of the Year" by the Florida Police Benevolent Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Free Brummer served in the Florida Legislature and the Orange County Commission
Free Brummer served in the Florida Legislature and the Orange County Commission
In 2002, the First Amendment Foundation presented him with the prestigious Pete Weitzel/Friend of the First Amendment Award. He received the highest ranking in the Florida House and Senate by the Associated Industries of Florida. The Florida Chamber of Commerce recognized Brummer with its award for legislative accomplishment in each of his eight years in the Legislature.

Brummer moved to Florida in 1957. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. In 1976, he earned qualification as a Certified Public Accountant.

As a CPA with Brummer & Rogers, PA, CPA, he has practiced accounting in Apopka since 1981. Before beginning his private accounting practice, Brummer had ten years of government accounting and budget control experience.

He was a member of both the American and Florida Institutes of CPAs.

Brummer always considered community service to be the most significant quality necessary to holding public office. He chaired the Orange County School Overcrowding Committee, been a member of the Orange County Membership and Mission Review Board, Orange County Public Schools Finance Advisory Committee, the Wekiva Basin Area Task Force, the Wekiva River Basin Coordinating Committee, Lake County Fire & Emergency Service Advisory Committee, City of Apopka Fire Pension Board and served as President of the Apopka Rotary Club.

His dedicated work in local civic organizations earned Brummer service awards from the Apopka Improvement Association, Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, and Apopka Rotary Club. In addition, he was named the Businessman of the Year Award from the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce in 1991 and Rotarian of the Year in 1993.

Fred Brummer, Florida Legislature, Orange County Commission, CPA, Apopka, Florida


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