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Don Gaetz's Biography
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Wife: Victoria; 2 Children: Matthew Louis II, Erin Victoria
BA, Religion/Political Science, Concordia University
MA, Public Administration, Troy State University
Senator, Florida State Senate, District 1, 2006-present
President, Florida State Senate, 2012-2014
Superintendent, Okaloosa County School District, 2000-2006
Chairman, Okaloosa School Board, 1994-2000
Town Chairman, Seaside, Florida, 1990-1991
Former Member, Appropriations Committee, Florida State Senate
Former Member, Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Florida State Senate
Former Member, Executive Committee, Economic Development Council
Former Member, Governor's Commission on Long-Term Health Care
Former Member, Okaloosa-Walton Workforce Development Board
Co-Founder/Vice-Chair, VITAS Healthcare Corporation, 1984-2004
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Capitol Hill Club, present
Fellow, Churchill Center, present
Member, National Press Club, present
Member, Theodore Roosevelt Association, present
Former Member, Air Force Association
Former Chair, Bluewater Elementary School Advisory Council
Former Member, Board of Directors, Bob Hope Village, Air Force Enlisted Widows Foundation
Former Member, Board of Directors, James Madison Institute
Former Member, Board of Directors, Niceville-Valparaiso Youth Baseball
Former Member, Board of Directors, Salvation Army
Former Chair, Board of Trustees, Cushman School
Former Co-Founder/Chair, Florida State Hospice Organization
Former Member, Gulf Coast Council, Boy Scouts of America
Former Chair, National Hospice Organization
Former Member, Niceville-Valparaiso-Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Member, Okaloosa County Republican Club
Former Member, United States Capitol Historical Society
Former Member, University of West Florida Presidential Selection Committee
Hobbies or Special Talents:
Hunting, American and British political history, antiques
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