Patt Maney

District: 4 -- Republican

Legislative Aide:
Ian Thomson
District Aide:
Kate Doheny
Part of Okaloosa

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Shalimar
Occupation:  Attorney
Spouse:  Caroline
Education:  University of Kentucky, BA, Political Science, 1966-1970; University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, JD, 1971-1974; Troy State University, MS, International Relations, 1994-1995; University of Kentucky, Honorary Doctor of Laws, 2016
History:  Father, Charles Thomas Maney, Fort Walton Beach City Councilman
Military:  University of Kentucky Army ROTC Wall of Honor, 2012; United States Army, active and reserve duty, 1970-2007; Brigadier General, Retired; Overseas service: Panama, Haiti, Bosnia, Afghanistan; Afghan Ghazi Mir Batcha Kahn Superior Medal, 2005
Moved to Florida:  1975
Religious Affiliation:  Anglican
Recreational Interest:  gardening, history, public and international affairs

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2020, reelected subsequently

Other Public Services

Okaloosa County Judge, 1989-2018


Florida Veterans Hall of Fame, Chairman
Southern Regional Education Board, member
U.S. Army, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army
Florida Supreme Court Steering Committee for Problem Solving Courts, 2018-2020
Mid-Bay Bridge Authority, 2018-2020
Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization, 2019-2020
Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles DUI Program Review Board, 2001-2018
Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Mental Health & Substance Abuse, 2010-2018
Veterans Affairs Readjustment Advisory Committee, 2013-2017
Florida Defense Support Task Force, 2011-2014


Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor, 2019
Disabled American Veterans Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year, 2019
Outstanding Distinguished Alumni, United States Army War College, 2019
Distinguished Judicial Services on Behalf of Veterans Mental Health, Recognition by Mental Health Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, 2018
Florida Veterans Hall of Fame, 2018
Local street named "Judge Maney Way" by Okaloosa County and the City of Fort Walton Beach, 2018
Okaloosa Veterans Treatment Court named the "T. Patt Maney Veterans Treatment Court," 2018
Governor's Medal of Merit, 2017
Brain Injury Association, Valiant Heart Award, 2015
Florida Legislation named "T. Patt Maney Veterans Treatment Intervention Act," 2015
Daughters of the American Revolution National Defense Distinguished Medal, 2014
Harvey Ford Award, Florida Conference of County Court Judges, 2014
Colonel George E. "Bud" Day Lifetime Achievement Award, Gulf Coast Veterans Advocacy Council, 2012
Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Mental Health, Mental Health Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, 2010
Patriot of the Year, Military Order of the Purple Heart, 2010
Veterans Service Award, Okaloosa County Jobs Plus, 2009
Hildreth Award, Civil Affairs Association, 2007
Outstanding Contributions to Spreading Democracy Throughout the World Award, Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association, 2007
Distinguished Service Award, Florida Conference of County Court Judges, 2006
Military Member of the Year, Crestview Chamber of Commerce, 2006
Secretary of Defense Outstanding Public Service Award, 2006
Spirit of Freedom Award, Florida Freedom Newspapers, 2006
United States Department of State Meritorious Honor Award, 2005
Citizen of the Year Award, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11367, 2004
Judicial Distinguished Service Award, Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, Okaloosa County Chapter, 1993, 2004
Silver Patrick Henry Award, Military Order of World Wars, Okaloosa County Chapter, 2001
Liberty Bell Award, Okaloosa-Walton County Bar Association, 1998
Private audience with His Holiness Pope John Paul II, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina, 1997
Eagle Scout, 1965

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