Friday, May 22, 2015

Representative  Faye B. Culp

District 57

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Tampa

Occupation:  Retired, former teacher

Spouse:  Jim Culp of Copperhill, TN

Child(ren):  Jimmy, David

Education:  Argosy University, Ph.D., Education, 2008; University of South Florida, M.A., Art Education, 1993; Mississippi University for Women (MUW), B.S., Business Education, 1961, Future Business Leaders, business honorary fraternity, honorary dramatics fraternity, President of Wesley Players

Born:  December 6, 1939, Kilmichael, MS

Moved to Florida:  1968

Religious Affiliation:  Methodist

Recreational Interest:  art, photography, travel

Legislative Service

House of Representatives 1994-1998

Elected to the House in 2002, reelected subsequently

Other Public Service

School Board Member, Hillsborough County 1988-1992


Child Abuse Council Auxiliary, former President

First Methodist Church, former Lay Leader

Hillsborough Women's Republican Club Federated, former President

Mississippi University for Women (MUW) Suncoast Alumni Association, former President

Plant Senior High PTSA, former President

State 4-H Club Foundation, Board Member

Tampa Realistic Artists, former President

TDD Rotary Club, Charter Member

Town 'n Country Hospital, Board Member

United Methodist Women (First United Methodist Church), former President


Lifetime Achievement Award, Florida 4-H 2009

Florida Association of School Administrators, "Gavel of Authority" 2007, "Superior Commitment to Public Education" 2008

Florida Chamber of Commerce, Honor Roll 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008

President of the National Order of Women Legislators 2004-2005

Condo and Homeowner Association, Legislator of the Year 2003

South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Citizen of the Year 1999

Mississippi University for Women, Woman of Achievement (highest alumna award) 1998

Florida Chamber of Commerce, "Top 40" Legislators 1997

International Council of Shopping Centers, Legislator of the Year Award 1997

University of South Florida, Distinguished Alumna Award for Outstanding Service 1997

First Republican woman to be Chairman of the Joint House and Senate Committee on Information Technology Resources

First Republican woman to be Majority Whip

Florida School Boards, Legislator of the Year

Girl Scouts Council, "Woman of Distinction"

Tampa Civic Association, "Woman of the Century"

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