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Chris Dorworth is a Partner with Ballard Partners based out of the Orlando office. Before joining Ballard Partners, he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in a special election in 2007, and was re-elected in 2008 and 2010. His list of legislative accomplishments is extensive, having served as the chairman of the inaugural Rulemaking & Regulation Subcommittee, co-chairman of the once-a-decade Florida House Redistricting Subcommittee and as vice-chairman of the full House Appropriations Committee.
Prior to his election to the Florida Legislature, Chris established a record as a leader in the central Florida. He served twice as chairman of the Seminole State College Board of Trustees, as chairman of the Seminole Soil and Water Conservation District, and as vice-chairman of the Seminole Planning and Zoning Commission. In 2003, Chris served as president of the Seminole County Young Republicans.
Chris has an established record of success in complex land entitlements, deal structuring and finance. He has traveled throughout Europe, Asia and Middle East on behalf of his clients.
He is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he served as Student Body President. At UF, he received many honors; most notably he was named outstanding male leader graduate of his class, was selected as a member of the University Hall of Fame and was inducted into Florida Blue Key. Chris was a two-term chairman of the Florida Student Association, Inc, the board of directors of all the student body presidents of public universities in Florida. He received his MBA from Duke University.