Meet Allison Tant

Your State Representative

A proven record of success

Representative Allison Tant currently serves as the Representative of District 9 in the Florida House of Representatives which includes Leon, Jefferson and Madison Counties. Allison is the ranking member of the House Post-Secondary Education & Workforce Committee, the ranking member of the Commerce Committee, and a member of the Ways & Means Rules, Health Care Regulation & Insurance & Banking Committees.

Along with being a State Representative, Allison is the Founder of Independence Landing, an innovative and affordable housing option for adults with a range of Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities and is the Founding Chair Emeritus for KEYS (Keys to Exceptional Youth Success), a scholarship program for students with disabilities. During her tenure with KEYS, she worked to establish several programs for Big Bend residents including the TCC Eagle Connections program, the SOAR job certification program at Lively Technical College and a state-recognized ACE Summer Institute teaching life, social, independence & job skills, all for students with disabilities. She also serves as an Advisory Board member of the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities.

Allison is an active member of the Tallahassee Rotary Club, Capital Women’s Network, Tiger Bay, the Board of Directors of the Challenger Learning Center and the Advisory Board for the Adult & Community Education program for Leon County Schools and is the regional representative for the Anti-Defamation League of Florida. In 2013, she was inducted into the Tallahassee Democrat’s 25 Women You Need to Know. She has previously served as president, treasurer and advocacy chair of the Children’s Home Society in Tallahassee, secretary of the Tallahassee Community College Foundation, chair of Holland & Knight’s “Opening Doors for Children” program, board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters and Leon County Schools Exceptional Student Education Advisory Committee and District Advisory Committee. She was also a Big Sister in the Big Brother Big Sister program from 1995 to 1998. Allison has been married to Barry Richard for over 25 years and has 3 children: Jonathan and Jeremy (23) and Danielle (19), 2 bonus children: Brooke (and her husband Dave), Todd and 2 adorable grandchildren: Sophie & Jonah.

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