Representative Aaron Bean was elected to the House of Representatives in 2022 and proudly represents the people of the 4th District in Northeast Florida. He began his legislative service as City Commissioner and Mayor of his hometown of Fernandina Beach, Florida in 1996. In 2000, Bean was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives and served eight years.
In 2012, Bean was elected to the Florida Senate and served 10 years. In the Florida Senate, Aaron presided as Senate President Pro Tempore and Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services overseeing over one-third of the Florida budget.
Throughout his political career, Bean has received countless awards including “Best of the Best Elected Officials” by the Fernandina Beach News Leader, the Jacksonville University Distinguished Alumni Award of Excellence, which recognizes a graduate with “the highest level of character in their professional accomplishments, community and philanthropic efforts and continued support of JU. Last year, Representative Bean was also awarded with the prestigious Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) Outstanding Partner Award for his tireless work to promote opportunities for students in Florida.
Aaron served as president of Compass Bank in Nassau County for 11 years, and he has successfully built four small businesses, including the High Energy Auction Company. He has been a professional Florida auctioneer for more than 12 years, and his quick wit and impressive results have made him a renowned auctioneer throughout the state of Florida.
Aaron received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Jacksonville University. He has been a Rotarian for over 32 years and a volunteer for numerous organizations, including the National Alliance for Mental Illness, the YMCA, Crime Stoppers, and Nassau County Schools. Aaron and his wife, Abby, reside in Fernandina Beach.