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Florida State Legislative Board

Chairman: David S. Lavery

PO Box 10873
Tampa, FL  33679
Office: (813) 215-5330
Email: dlavery@tampabay.rr.com

Dave Lavery is the Chairman of the Florida State Legislative Board and the Regional State Chairman for NASLBC Region 1. At the age of 18, Dave started his railroad career in Connellsville, Pennsylvania as a track worker on what was formally known as the Chessie System in 1977.  Furloughed for the winter as a trackman, in 1978, Dave entered train service and worked as a brakeman until 1979.  In that year, he entered engine service and began working as a hostler.  In 1980, he finished his training, was promoted to Locomotive Engineer and became a member of Division 50.  During brief times of regular work hours as a fireman and hostler, Dave attended Westmorland County Community College. When the Chessie System and Seaboard Coast Line consolidated to make up CSX, many routes of service began to close in PA.  In 1988, he permanently transferred to Tampa, Florida and became a member of Division 216.  During this time, Dave entered Eckerd College in St. Petersburg.  Working the Engineers extra board and regular assignments, he has also held positions on the Local Committee of Adjustment and as the Legislative Representative of Division 216.  In 1996, the Florida State Legislative Board was formed and Dave was elected as Chairman.  He has been subsequently reelected as Chairman and retains and works his assignment with CSX in Road Switcher Service.  


David S. Lavery