Friday, May 22, 2015

Representative  Dave Murzin

District 2

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Pensacola

Occupation:  Realtor and Property Management

Child(ren):  Benjamin

Education:  Pensacola Junior College, A.A. Business, 1982; University of West Florida, B.S. Political Science, Minor Economics, 1991; Completed several courses toward Masters in Education Leadership

Born:  December 24, 1963, Louisville, KY

Moved to Florida:  1978

Religious Affiliation:  Lutheran

Recreational Interest:  current events, politics

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2002, reelected subsequently

Other Public Service

Appointed by Speaker Cretul to the Florida Council on Military Base and Mission Support 2009-2010

Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council 2005-2009, Chair 2009, Vice Chair 2010

Appointed by Governor Bush to Joint Select Committee on Hurricane Insurance 2005

Legislative Assistant to House Majority Leader, Jerry Maygarden 2001-2002

Legislative Assistant to State Representative Jeff Miller 1998-2001

Appointed by Governor Bush to the Property Tax Reform Committee

Appointed by Speaker Rubio to a Joint Property Tax Reform Committee

Escambia County Utilities Authority Administrative Advisory Committee


American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force

City of Pensacola, University of West Florida (UWF), past Intern

Escambia County Federated Republican Women, Associate Member

Escambia County Republican Executive Committee

First Call for Help, past Volunteer

Grace Lutheran Church, former Elder and past Education Committee Chairman

Grace Lutheran Church, past Council President

National Rifle Association, Member 25 years, “A+” Rating

Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Member

Pensacola Junior College Student Government, past Member

Pensacola Seville Sertoma Club, past Member and President of the Board

Republican Club of Greater Pensacola, past President

Ronald McDonald House, past Volunteer

Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce, Member

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, past Statewide President

SpringFest, Inc., past Interim Executive Director, past President of the Board

Toastmasters International, Graduate and past Area Governor

University of West Florida Alumni Association, past Northwest Florida Director-at-Large

University of West Florida (UWF), Director of Campus Alcohol & Drug Information Center, Supervisor of the Student Activities Office, internship with the City of Pensacola

United Way Campaign Chairman, Escambia County Tax Collector’s office

U.S. Army War College, National Security Seminar, June 7-11, 2004

Escambia County Tax Collector’s Office, Deputy Tax Collector (1992 – 1998)

Leadership Pensacola, 1995 Graduate and past Board of Directors

Junior Achievement, Basic Business Consultant/Teacher 1987 – 1991


Association of Builders and Contractors, Friend of Free Enterprise Award 2009

Christian Coalition of Florida, Faith and Family Award 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, Recognition of 100% voting record with the Christian Coalition of Florida.

Florida Chamber, “Distinguished Advocate Award” 2009

Florida Chamber of Commerce 2003-2009, “A” Honor Roll 2003, 2004, 2005

Sunshine State One-Call of Florida, Inc., Representative of the Year 2008

Disabilities Summit Council, Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding support and service to People with Disabilities 2008

Escambia County Farm Bureau, Appreciation for assistance in changing law for movement of farm equipment 2008

Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE), Recognition of Generous Support 2008

Independent News, Top 20 Elected Officials May 29, 2008

University of West Florida Focus on 40 Honorees 2007, in celebration of UWF’s 40th Anniversary. Honorees recognized for achievement of significant accomplishments and/or demonstrated leadership in his or her chosen field of interest or career.

Recipient of "God in Government" Award 2006

The Florida Coalition for Children, Legislative Appreciation Award 2005, for outstanding commitment to improving the lives of Florida’s children.

Property Appraisers’ Association of Florida, Appreciation Award 2004, for efforts during the 2003 Legislative Session on behalf of the Property Appraisers’ Association of Florida and the People of the State of Florida.

Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers Northwest Chapter, Recognition of Outstanding Service to the citizens of Florida and the Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers Northwest Chapter 2004

North Florida Independent Pharmacy Association recognition and thanks for continuing support of Florida Health Care and Independent businesses 2003

Florida Health Care Association, Award for support of Residents and Caregivers in Long Term Care 2003

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, Alumnus of the Year Award 1995

Junior Achievement, Distinguished Service Award 1991

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