Sunday, May 24, 2015

Representative  John Carassas

District 54

Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Belleair

Occupation:  Attorney

Spouse:  Katherine Lialios of Michigan

Child(ren):  Christina Vivian

Education:  University of South Florida, B.A., 1987; Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1990

Born:  May 13, 1966, New York, NY

Moved to Florida:  1983

Religious Affiliation:  Greek Orthodox

Recreational Interest:  golf, swimming

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently

Other Public Service

City of Clearwater Airpark Authority, Legal Counsel 1995-present

City of Clearwater Library Board, Legal Counsel 1995-2000

City of Clearwater Marine Advisory Board, Legal Advisor 1995-2000

City of Clearwater Fire Task Force, Legal Counsel 1999

City of Clearwater Planning & Zoning Board, Chairman, past member 1991-1995

Town of Belleair Civic Association

Town of Belleair Pension Advisory Committee for Firefighters and Police Officers


Appointed to the Special Study Committe on Public Records 2002

Barrier Islands Governmental Council Recognition of Outstanding Service for the Pinellas County Beach Communities Award 2002

Florida League of Cities' Quality Floridian for Leadership in the Florida Legislature Award 2002

Suncoast League of Municipalities' Bill Bartholomew Good Government Award for Legislator of the Year 2002

Pinellas Marine Institute's Appreciation of Service on Behalf of the Youth of Pinellas County Award 2002

Florida Education Association's Friend of Education Award 2002

Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas' Support Award 2001

City of Clearwater's Dedicated Service and Support During the 2001 Legislative Session Award

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