Sunday, May 24, 2015

Representative  Joe H. Pickens

District 21

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Palatka

Occupation:  Attorney

Spouse:  Linda Phillips of Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Child(ren):  Bailey, Ellis, Hill

Education:  Wofford College, B.A., magna cum laude, Government/History, 1980; University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1983

Born:  November 5, 1958, DeLand, FL

Religious Affiliation:  Presbyterian

Recreational Interest:  college athletics, cooking, golf

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently

Other Public Service

Putnam County School Board General Counsel


American Cancer Society, Putnam County Unit, Board Member

Palatka Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow

Putnam County School Readiness Coalition, Board Member


Florida Association of District School Superintendents, Legislator of the Year 2006, 2005, 2004

Florida Chamber of Commerce, A Honor Roll 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Florida School Boards Association, Legislator of the Year 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006

YMCAs of Florida, Outstanding Leadership Award 2006

Associated Industries of Florida, Champion for Business Award 2005

Florida Council of Instructional Technology Leaders, Innovative Legislator of the Year 2005

Florida Restaurant Association, Governmental Relations Award 2005

Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Liberty Bell Award 2005

Florida Trail Association, Champion of the Florida Trail Award 2004

YMCA, Patron of Youth Award 2003

Christian Coalition of Florida, Faith and Family Award 2002

Florida Farm Bureau, Legislator of the Year 2002

Coalition for Education of Exceptional Students, Legislative Award 2001-2002

Coastal Conservation Association Florida, Legislative Conservation Award 2002

Florida Building Material Association, Legislator of the Year 2002

Florida Chamber of Commerce, Top 25 2002

Florida Chamber of Commerce, Top 20 "Quick Starter" Freshman 2001

Trust for Public Land, Legislative Leadership Award 2001

American Cancer Society, Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award

Palatka Rotary Club, Distinguished Leadership Award

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