Joy Goff-Marcil was elected to the Florida House of Representatives to serve District 30 on November 6, 2018. She will represent a broad cross section of Central Florida, including parts of Forest City, Lockhart, Altamonte Springs, Maitland, Eatonville, Casselberry, Winter Park, and Goldenrod.
Previously she served for six years on the Maitland City Council, elected by her peers as vice mayor in 2017. As a city council member, Joy voted for stronger ordinances to protect wetlands, promote city-wide walk-ability, streamline permitting processes, and maintain the quality of Maitland’s neighborhoods and schools.
With her degree in political science and 25 years of experience as a local lawyer, Joy has the technical knowledge to make reasonable decisions and to defend the home rule rights of cities and counties, which is one of her top priorities. Before being elected to the city council, she volunteered hundreds of hours at local schools and helped to start multiple community initiatives.
Joy supports fully funding public education, investing in teachers, small businesses, bringing healthcare to more Floridians, protecting waterways, and gun-sense laws.
Joy has a deep commitment to the Central Florida community, having lived here since childhood. She attended Lake Sybelia Elementary, Maitland Junior High, and Winter Park High School. Joy earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and played flute with the world-renowned Marching Chiefs.
Joy has a Juris Doctorate from the Stetson University College of Law and has been an active member of the Florida Bar Association since 1993. She is married to Rich Marcil, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist. They have three children attending Edgewater High School, the University of Central Florida, and Florida State University.