Thursday, October 30, 2014

Representative  Geraldine F. "Geri" Thompson

District 39
Democrat

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Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Orlando

Occupation:  Museum Founder, Retired College Administrator

Spouse:  Emerson R. Thompson, Jr. Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida

Child(ren):  Laurise A. Thomas, Emerson R. Thompson III, Elizabeth R. Thompson

Grandchild(ren):  Jasmyne N. James, Imani G. Thomas, Kiara R. Thompson, Symone P. Thompson

Education:  Miami-Dade Community College, A.A., 1968; University of Miami, Bachelor of Education, 1970; Florida State University, M.S., 1973

Born:  November 18, 1948, New Orleans, LA

History:  First African American female to represent Orlando in the Legislature

Moved to Florida:  1955

Religious Affiliation:  Baptist

Recreational Interest:  cycling, historical research, reading, swimming, walking, writing

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2006, reelected subsequently

Democratic Leader pro tempore 2008-2010

Other Public Service

Florida Commission on Human Relations Commissioner

Orange County Educational Facilities Authority

Affiliations

New Day Enterprises Inc., Founder

Orange County Branch NAACP, current member

The Association to Preserve African American Society, History and Tradition, Inc., current member and founding President

The Central Florida YMCA, current Board member

The Holocaust Memorial and Education Center, current Board member

The Orlando Performing Arts Center, current Board member

The West Orange Health Care District, past Board member

 
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