Friday, May 22, 2015

Representative  Rick Kriseman

District 53

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  St. Petersburg

Occupation:  Attorney

Spouse:  Kerry A. Kriseman of St. Petersburg

Child(ren):  Jordan Erin, Samuel Anthony

Education:  University of Florida, B.S., Broadcasting, 1984; Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1987

Born:  August 2, 1962, Detroit, MI

Moved to Florida:  1972

Religious Affiliation:  Jewish

Recreational Interest:  music, sports, travel, wine collecting

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2006, reelected subsequently

Democratic Caucus Policy Chair 2010-2012

Other Public Service

Pinellas Metropolitan Planning Organization, Vice Chair 2004-2006

St. Petersburg City Council 2000-2006, Chair 2005

St. Petersburg City Council's Council Procedures Committee 2001-2006, Public Safety, Service & Infrastructure Committee, Chair 2000-2006, Legislative Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations Committee 2003-2006, Public Arts Committee 2001-2006, Arts Advisory Committee 2001-2005

St. Petersburg Nuisance Abatement Board 1999


Patriot Day Prayer Breakfast, Advisory Board member 2012-present

Heroes of the St. Petersburg P.D., Inc., Founder & Board member 2003-present, Chairman 2011

Southeastern Guide Dogs, Puppy Raiser, 2009-present

Suncoast Tiger Bay 2001-present

Temple Beth-El, Vice President 2000-2005, Board member 2000-2006

Gulfport Little League, Coach & Sponsor 1995-1997

Democratic Leadership Council Legislative Advisory Board

Lake Pasadena Neighborhood Association

Suncoasters of St. Petersburg


Creative Loafing Best of the Bay, Best Local Politician, Staff Pick 2012

Florida Justice Association, Legislative Career Achievement Award 2012

The Florida League of Cities, Inc., Legislative Appreciation Award 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012

Progress Florida, Florida Watch Action and America Votes, "Champions of Florida’s Middle Class" 2011, 2012

Creative Loafing Best of the Bay, Best Politician, Florida Legislature 2011

Tampa Bay Registered Interior Designers, Appreciation Award 2011

Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida 'Distinguished Alumni Award' 2008, 2011

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc., Outstanding Legislator Award 2010

Florida Family Child Care Home Association, Commitment to Quality Family Child Care 2010

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida's 37th Anniversary of ROE v. WADE "Choice Award" 2010

American Cancer Society, Legislative Leadership Award 2007, 2008, 2009

Equality Florida, Voice for Equality Award 2009

Suncoast Sierra Club, Black Bear Award 2009

Florida State Massage Therapy Association, Legislative Rising Star 2008

Family Service Centers, Inc., Advocacy Award 2007

Tampa Bay Business Guild, Citizen of the Year 2005

Democratic Leadership Council's 100 to Watch 2003

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