Born: Aug. 2, 1968, on a U.S. Air Force base in Bitburg, Germany; raised in Lakeland.
Residence: Winter Park.
Family: wife, Ellen, 39, is a homemaker; children Dean III, 8; Katherine, 6; and Sarah 4.
Career: Attorney with a private practice. Previously worked for Orlando-based firms Fisher Rushmer, 1993-95; and Gray Robinson, 1996-2007. President, 4 Corner Resources, an IT staffing company, 2007-08.
Political: Elected to the state House in 2004, speaker 2010-2012; Orlando Redistricting Advisory Committee, 2000-02; Orange County Charter Review Commission, 2000.