Tommy Hazouri served for 12 years as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1974-1986, as Mayor of the City of Jacksonville from 1987-1991, and as a Duval County School Board member from 2004-2012. While in the Florida Legislature, he was Chairman of the Duval Legislative Delegation, House Committee on Education, K-12, and House Committee on Retirement, Personnel, and Collective Bargaining. He also was a member of the House Committee on Appropriations’, Subcommittee on Education Funding; and, Subcommittee on Personnel. Mr. Hazouri was appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles to the Florida Ethics Commission, and Chaired the Sheriff’s Mental Health and Crisis Episodes Task Force. As Mayor, he led the effort to eliminate the tolls from Jacksonville’s roads and bridges. He also implemented an anti-odor ordinance to relieve the city of its foul odor. Now, Tommy Hazouri is honored for the opportunity to serve Jacksonville again, as an At-Large City Councilman.
Tommy Hazouri earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and Government from Jacksonville University, where he was elected Student Body President by his peers. He is the retired President of Hazouri & Associates, a private consulting firm. Mr. Hazouri is an honorary member of the San Jose Rotary Club. He and his wife, Carol, former public school elementary teacher of 43 years, live in Mandarin. They are members of Mandarin Presbyterian Church. Their son, Tommy, Jr., is an elementary school teacher and coach.