State Rep. Ed Hooper was recognized as SPC’s Outstanding Alumnus in 2013. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he attended the college where his studies centered on firefighting and emergency medical services. In 1999, he was named Professional Firefighter of the Year. In 2006, he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives where he continues to serve today. Prior to his election to the Florida House of Representatives, he served as a Clearwater City Commissioner from 1996-2000.