Clay Ingram is a Pensacola native and a graduate of Tate High School. After high school, Ingram walked-on to play football for Florida State University. While there, he earned a scholarship and was a four year starter for Coach Bobby Bowden and leader on the 1999 National Championship team. He graduated from Florida State with a degree in General Communications with a minor in Political Science and was a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Academic Honor Roll.
Clay was first elected as a member of the Florida House of Representatives in 2010. He has twice been re-elected and currently serves as Chairman of the Florida House Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee. He also serves on the Appropriations Committee, Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee, Education Committee and the Joint Legislative Budget Commission.
Prior to his time in the legislature, Clay served as Chairman of the Escambia County Republican Executive Committee. Hey also served on the Executive Board of the Republican Party of Florida and was appointed by the RPOF Chairman to serve on the Ethics Committee, Constitution and Rules Committee, and Grants Committee.
Clay is a former teacher and football coach at Tate High School. He currently works as the President of the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce.
Clay is active in the community as a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, the Cantonment Rotary Club (Interact), the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Young Professionals Board, and as a volunteer coach for the Miracle League of Pensacola. Clay lives in Pensacola with his wife Leslie and his daughters Madilyn and Lydia.