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Charlie Crist, Jr.'s Biography
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Charles 'Charlie' Joseph Crist, Jr.
JD, Samford University, 1981
BA, Government, Florida State University, 1978
Attended, Wake Forest University, 1974-1976
Switched Political Party, from Independent to Democrat, December 7, 2012
Switched Political Party, from Republican to Independent, April 29, 2010
Governor, State of Florida, 2006-2010
Candidate, United States Senate, 1998, 2010
Attorney General, State of Florida, 2002-2006
Commissioner of Education, State of Florida, 2000-2002
Won Special Election, Commissioner of Education, 2000
Senator, Florida State Senate, 1992-1998
Candidate, Florida State Senate, 1986
Chair, Baseball Anti-Trust Advisory Committee, Office of Senator Connie Mack
Member, Florida Domestic Security Oversight Board
Member, Federal Judicial Advisory Commission, Office of Senator Connie Mack, 1989-1992
Attorney, Morgan & Morgan, 2011-present
Attorney, Wood and Crist, 1987-present
State Director, United States Senator Connie Mack
Deputy Secretary, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, 1999-2000
General Counsel, Minor League Division, Baseball Commission, 1982-1987
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, American Bar Association
Fellow, American Swiss Association
Member, Center Against Spouse Abuse
Member, Ethics Committee, Florida Bar Association
Member, Florida Conservation Association
Former Student Body Vice President, Florida State University
Board Member, Foundation for Florida's Future
Member, Hillsborough Bar Association
Member, Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce
Member, President's Council, Pinellas County, American Lung Association
Member, Rotary Club
Member, Saint Petersburg Bar Association
Member, Saint Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
Former Class President, Saint Petersburg High School
Former Starting Quarterback, Saint Petersburg High School Football Team
Member, Saint Petersburg, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Member, Suncoasters Civic Club
Board Member, Suncoast Tiger Bay Club
Fundraising Campaign Chair, United Negro College Fund
Date of Wedding Anniversary:
December 12, 2008
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