Monday, May 25, 2015

Representative  James C. "Jim" Frishe Majority Whip
(2010 - 2012)

District 54

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Biographical Information

City of Residence:  St. Petersburg

Occupation:  Licensed Real Estate Broker-Consultant

Spouse:  Susan Burnett of St. Pete Beach

Child(ren):  William C. Frishe, Katherine F. Wehland, Erica M. Frishe

Grandchild(ren):  Gavin M. Wehland

Education:  Andrew College, A.A., 1969; University of Florida, B.A., 1971

Born:  April 6, 1949, Potsdam, NY

History:  Frederick Frishe of Louisville, Kentucky served as member of the 1860 Republican Presidential Nominating Convention, which nominated Abraham Lincoln.

Moved to Florida:  1956

Religious Affiliation:  Episcopal

Recreational Interest:  growing roses, Tampa Bay Rays baseball, University of Florida football

Legislative Service

House of Representatives 1984-1990

Elected to the House in 2006, reelected subsequently

Majority Whip 2010-2012

Majority Deputy Whip 2008-2010

Pinellas County Legislative Delegation, Chair 1989, 2010-2011, Vice Chair 1988, 2009-2010

Other Public Service

Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee 1978-present

Florida Federation of Young Republicans, State Chairman 1987-1989

Pinellas Park Board of Adjustment 1984


Bluffs Business Association

Clearwater Historical Society

Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce

Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce

Friends of Weedon Island

Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce

Leadership St. Petersburg, graduate

PGCECG Homeowners Association

Pinellas County Historical Society

Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee, member

Pinellas Emergency Mental Health Services, past Board member

Pinellas Park Boys Club, past Board of Managers

St. Petersburg Jaycees, past member

Sheriff's Advisory Board

Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce

University of Florida Booster Club

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