Friday, May 22, 2015

Representative  Leslie Waters Speaker pro tempore
(2004 - 2006)

District 51

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Seminole

Occupation:  Political Grassroots Consultant; Supreme Court Certified Mediator; Legislator

Spouse:  Al Waters of Nice, France

Education:  Florida State University, B.S., 1969, M.S., 1970; Stetson University College of Law, Alternate Dispute Resolution Training, 2001

Born:  August 24, 1947, St. Petersburg, FL

Religious Affiliation:  Methodist

Recreational Interest:  golf

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 1998, reelected subsequently

Speaker pro tempore 2004-2006

Governor's Commission on the Future of Space and Aeronautics in Florida

Hurricane Preparedness Workgroup

Joint Select Committee on Hurricane Insurance


Bush-Cheney Re-Elect-Pinellas County, Co-Chairman 2004

Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce

Junior Achievement of West Central Florida Inc., Former Board Member

Largo Chamber of Commerce

Paint St. Pete Proud, Team Captain 9 years

Pinellas County Urban League, past Board Member

PEMHS Mental Health Advisory Board

VFW Ladies Auxiliary #4364

Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Board (C-CRAB) 1999-2002

Government Affairs Chair, National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) 1999-2002, Executive Committee 2000-2002, Natural Disaster Committee Chairman 2002

Northside Hospital & Heart Institute 1999-2002

Pinellas County Industry Council 1999

Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee

Pinellas Park/Mid-County Chamber of Commerce, past Member

St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, past Legislative Affairs Council Member, Host of Leadership St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg Junior College Business Advisory, past Board Member

Seminole Lake Homeowners Association, past President and Treasurer

University of South Florida Campus Advisory, past Board Member


American Cancer Society 2005

Florida Association of Community Colleges 2005

Florida Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition 2004, 2005

Florida Housing Coalition 2004

International Republican Institute (IRI) 2004

Florida Highway Patrol Legacy Leadership Award 2004

Center for American Women & Politics, Good Housekeeping Award for Women in Government, Honorable Mention 2004

Florida Airports Council Aviation Leadership Award 2003

Florida Chamber of Commerce Top 40 Legislators of 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Florida Center for Teachers 2003

Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) 2003

Florida Humanities Council 2003, 2005

The Tampa Bay Library Consortium 2003

Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Small Business Award, Representative of the Year 2002

Help A Child, Inc., 2002

Florida Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Representative of the Year 2001

Governor's Hurricane Conference Award 2001

Florida Association of Insurance Agents Leadership Award 2000

March of Dimes Volunteer of the Year 1995

Brookwood Volunteer of the Year 1994

United Way Volunteer of the Year 1993

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