Toby Overdorf

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Toby Overdorf
Toby Overdorf.jpg
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 83rd district
Assumed office
November 6, 2018
Preceded byGayle Harrell
Personal details
Born (1969-05-06) May 6, 1969 (age 51)
Newport, Rhode Island
Political partyRepublican
ResidencePalm City
Alma materUnion College
Florida Atlantic University
OccupationEnvironmental consultant

Tobin Rogers "Toby" Overdorf is a Republican member of the Florida Legislature representing the state's 83rd House district, which includes parts of Martin and St. Lucie counties.


A native of Rhode Island, Overdorf moved to Florida in 1992[1] the day after hurricane Andrew. He worked as a marine scientist in Big Pine Key before going to graduate school at Florida Atlantic University (FAU)[2]. While in graduate school he worked as a graduate assistant for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and completed his thesis entitled, "Floodplain Fish of the Kissimmee River, Prior to Proposed Restoration.[1]" He went on to found his own company, Crossroads Environmental and later merged with Engineering Design and Construction, Inc. (EDC).

Florida House of Representatives[edit]

Overdorf defeated Sasha Dadan in the August 28, 2018 Republican primary, winning 54.1% of the vote.[3] In the November 6, 2018 general election, Overdorf won 52.11% of the vote, defeating Democrat Matt Theobald.[4] In his first term, Overdorf helped to pass legislation regarding Human Trafficking, Shark Finning, and various environmental regulations.


  1. ^ "Florida House of Representatives - Tobin Rogers "Toby" Overdorf - 2018 - 2020 ( Speaker Oliva )". Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Florida Atlantic University". Florida Atlantic University. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  3. ^ "Florida Department of State - Election Results". Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Florida Election Watch - State Representative". Retrieved 12 December 2018.