|Spouse||Dr. Scott Benson|
|Children||Holly Benson & Megan Pratt|
Lois Holden Benson is the current Emerald Coast Utilities Authority board member for District 2 and a former member of the Pensacola City Council and Florida House of Representatives. She is the mother of politicians Holly Benson and Megan Benson Pratt.
She has also run for the Florida State Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the mayoralty of Pensacola, the latter of which she lost in 2001 to John Fogg. A priority of her campaign platform at the time was to relocate the Main Street Wastewater Treatment Plant.
In her 1994 bid to replace retiring Congressman Earl Hutto, she faced four other Republicans in the primary and received a plurality (31.4%) of votes. In the resulting runoff, however, her pro-choice views contributed to her defeat (46%-54%) by pro-life newcomer Joe Scarborough, who went on to defeat Democrat Vince Whibbs, Jr. in the general election.
- "Benson the choice for ECUA." Pensacola News Journal, November 24, 2004.
- Who is Joe Scarborough?
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