Rep. Melo, of Naples, appointed by House Speaker Chris Sprowls, (R) Palm Harbor, represents District 80 in the Florida House of Representatives. Rep. Melo is a conservative Republican who fights to protect second amendment rights, honor veterans, cut bureaucratic red tape and grow the economy. In 1991, she founded a trucking company which grew from a single truck into a large fleet, at one point managing more than 100 trucks. Today she owns a successful real estate brokerage firm. Rep. Melo serves as president of the Naples Area Board of REALTORS ® and on several boards including the Southwest Florida Truckers Association, the Florida Association of REALTORS ®, the National Association of REALTORS® and Housing, Education, Lending Programs (HELP). She also volunteers with the Florida Guardian Ad Litem program.