Rep. Keith Fitzgerald, D-Sarasota, center, questions a presenter before the Military & Local Affairs Policy Committee Wednesday, January 13, 2010.
Rep. Keith Fitzgerald, D-Sarasota, left, confers with Speaker-designate Rep. Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, as the House brought their version of the state budget to the floor April 21, 2010.
Rep. Keith Fitzgerald, D-Sarasota, center, gestures while urging members unsuccessfully to "let the people vote" on a constitutional drilling ban amendment during the Legislature's special session Tuesday, July 20, 1010. Left shows Democratic Leader Rep. Franklin Sands, D-Plantation, while Rep. Kelly Skidmore, D-Boca Raton, is shown at right.
Democratic Caucus Policy Chairman Rep, Keith Fitzgerald, D-Sarasota, gathers democrats in the House "bubble," just off the House floor, during the early morning hours of April 9, 2010. After more than 9 hours of debate, the Education Personnel bill, CS/CS/SB 6, was approved. Fitzgerald called the merit pay measure "discouraging and insulting" to teachers.
Rep.Keith Fitzgerald, D-Sarasota, compliments the House Speaker Larry Cretul's call for bipartisanship on the opening day of the Legislature March 2, 2010. The House responded and approved a business tax delay measure which was unanimously approved
117-0 and sent to the Senate.
From the left, Democratic Leader Franklin Sands, D-Weston, Rep. Darryl Ervin Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, Rep. Kelly Skidmore, D-Boca Raton, and Democratic Policy Chair Keith Fitzgerald, D-Sarasota, confer on the House floor, April 24, 2009.
City of Residence: Sarasota
Occupation: College Professor
Spouse: Angela Baker
Child(ren): Bridget, Conor
Education: University of Louisville, B.A., 1979; Indiana University, Ph.D., 1987
Born: November 30, 1956, Springfield, OH
Moved to Florida: 1994
Religious Affiliation: Catholic
Policy Council Democratic Ranking Member
Finance & Tax Council
Health & Family Services Policy Council
Military & Local Affairs Policy Committee
Select Policy Council on Strategic & Economic Planning
Elected to the House in 2006, reelected subsequently
Deputy Policy Chair 2006-2008
Democratic Caucus Policy Chair 2008-2010
Other Public Service
Advisory Council of Faculty Senates
New College of Florida, Board of Trustees
Sarasota City Charter Review Board
Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness, Board Member
American Political Science Association
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