Sunday, May 24, 2015

Representative  John P. "Jack" Seiler

District 92

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Fort Lauderdale

Occupation:  Attorney-Law Offices of Seiler, Sautter, Zaden & Rimes

Spouse:  Susan Rimes of Miami

Child(ren):  Marianna, Jacqueline, Preston, Susanne

Education:  University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1985; University of Miami, J.D., 1988

Born:  May 27, 1963, Fort Collins, CO

Moved to Florida:  1964

Religious Affiliation:  Catholic

Recreational Interest:  basketball, coaching, cycling, fishing, golf, tennis

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently

Democratic Justice Council Lead 2004-2006

Democratic Ranking Member on Policy & Budget Council 2006-2008

Chair of the Broward Legislative Delegation 2007-2008

Other Public Service

City of Wilton Manors, Mayor 1998-2000, Vice Mayor 1996-1998, Council Member 1993-1996

City of Wilton Manors Board of Adjustments and Appeals, past Chairman and Member


Notre Dame Club of Greater Fort Lauderdale 1988-present, Board of Directors 1989-1998

Orange Bowl Committee (various chairmanships and subcommittees) 1994-present, Board of Directors 1999-present

Orange Bowl Foundation, Chairman

Marine Industries of South Florida Manatee Public Awareness Team 2001-2002

Brian Piccolo Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc., Board of Directors, Officer, past President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer

Broward County Bar Association, Bench & Bar Committee

City of Fort Lauderdale and City of Wilton Manors, Former Girl's Softball Assistant Coach

City of Fort Lauderdale Soccer, Assistant Coach

Downtown Council Steering Committee (Area Council of Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce), elected Member

Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery & Science, Board of Trustees

Fort Lauderdale High School Public Affairs Cluster Advisory Board (Government and Legal), past Member

Guardian Ad Litem (Circuit Court of the Seventeenth (17th) Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County)

Island City Foundation Inc., past Chairman, Vice Chairman, President, Vice President

Kids in Distress Broward Advisory Council

Lawyer Referral Committee, Broward County Bar Association, past Chair

Oakland Park Youth Basketball Coach

Orange Bowl Foundation, Chairman, past Vice Chairman

PACE Center for Girls, Director

Pine Island Ridge Democratic Club

Pompano Democratic Club

Professionalism/Professional Responsibility Committee, Broward County Bar Association, past Member

Promenade in the Park/Beaux Arts of the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Inc., General Counsel

Providence Place Shelter for Homeless Women and Children, Director and Advisor

Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fort Lauderdale, Lector

Saint Thomas More Society, Board of Directors

Sponsor of "Teacher of the Month," Wilton Manors Elementary School

Tri-Cities Democratic Club

United Way Committee of the Broward County Bar Association, past Member

Waiver Review Committee, School Board of Broward County, past Member

Wilton Manors Business Association, Director

Wilton Manors Elementary PTA

Wilton Manors Little League, Baseball Coach

Wilton Manors Little League, past Tee Ball Coach

Wilton Manors Visioning Committee and Stakeholders Forum (various subcommittees), past Member


Broward Community College Award, Appreciation for Efforts on Their Behalf 2006

Legal Aid Service of Broward County, "For the Public Good" Legislative Award 2006

The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Outstanding Representative Award 2006, 2005, 2004

Areawide Council on Aging, Legislative Leadership Award 2005

Broward House Award in appreciation for assistance in creating the "Wilton Manors Client Service Center" 2005

Broward Sheriff's Office, Legislator of the Year Award 2005

Coastal Conservation Association of Florida, Legislative Conservation Award 2005

Florida Association of Counties, County Champion Award 2005, 2004

Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida 2005

Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Political Appreciation Award 2005

Broward Young Democrats, Legislator of the Year Award 2004

Judicial Assistants' Legislative Award 2004

PACE Legislative Leadership Award 2004, 2003

Peter Weitzel Friend of the First Amendment Award presented to the House Democratic Caucus with special recognition to Representative Jack Seiler 2004

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Appreciation Certificate for Participation of Flag Day Celebration 2004

Pine Island Ridge Democratic Club, Distinguished Service Award 2004

Supreme Court of Florida Resolution for significant efforts on Article V, Revision 7 infrastructure and budget 2004

The Florida Bar Business Law Section, Distinguished Service Award 2004

The Florida Bar President's Legislative Award 2004, 2001

The Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, House Leadership Award 2004

The Trial Court Budget Commission 2004

American Heart Association 2003

Broward Community College, Legislative Award 2003

International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals 2003

Miami-Dade County League of Cities Award 2003

The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Special Legislative Contributions Award 2002

Broward Community College Award in appreciation for support of BCC Competitive Edge Program 2001-2002

American Cancer Society, Legislative Award 2001

Dolphin Democratic Club for commitment to South Florida Gay & Lesbian Community 2001

The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Outstanding Freshman Award 2001

The Trust for Public Land Legislative Leadership Award (Preservation 2000 and Florida Forever) 2001

University of Florida, Legislative Award 2001

District of Columbia, admitted 1988/1989 (currently inactive due solely to geography)

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, admitted 1989

Supreme Court, State of Florida, admitted 1988

Florida Banker's Association for Service to Florida Banking Industry

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