David Santiago, government consultant, is a former State Representative from Deltona, Florida. David served his constituents from 2012 – 2020, where he served as Majority Whip in 2012 through 2016. Prior to his first election, Santiago served as a Deltona City Commissioner for four years.
Santiago was instrumental in passing legislation that covers nearly all aspects of the industry. Among his contributions were bills related to workers compensation, travel insurance, surplus lines insurance, the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, pharmacy benefits managers, motor vehicle insurance, reinsurance, civil remedies against insurers, consumer finance loans, blockchain technologies, construction defects, insurance rate making and forms, and condominium loss assessments.
Concurrent with his legislative service, Santiago was a four-year member of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators, a nonprofit organization that helps legislators make informed decisions on federal and state insurance regulation.
His time with NCOIL saw him work on model legislation related to flood insurance models.
He comes to Colodny Fass with more than 17 years of expertise in the financial services and insurance industry, including building and selling a Florida-based insurance brokerage and advisory firm. In addition to his public service as a legislator, David is an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, from which he received honorable discharge.
He lives with his wife, Emma, in Deltona, Florida. They have three children.