Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Representative  Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda

District 9

Capitol Office
1001 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
Phone: (850) 717-5009

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Legislative Assistant:
Teri Cariota

District Secretary:
Michael Geren

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Tallahassee

Occupation:  Attorney/College Professor

Spouse:  Michael "Mike" Vasilinda of Lansing, Michigan

Child(ren):  Anna Laura Rehwinkel, Catherine Rehwinkel

Education:  New College, 1977-1982; University of South Florida, B.A., Social and Behavioral Sciences, 1982; University of Florida, College of Law, J.D., 1983-1985, International Law Club

Born:  July 9, Rochester, NY

Moved to Florida:  1977

Religious Affiliation:  Catholic

Recreational Interest:  bicycle riding, film and classic movies, gardening, good conversation, hiking, quality family time, reading, tennis, the arts, travel, writing

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008, reelected subsequently


Big Bend Anti-Bullying Task Force

Capital City Tiger Bay

Children's Campaign, 2004-present

Community College Caucus

Early Childhood Caucus

Florida Film, Entertainment and Television Caucus

North Florida Legal Services, Capital Campaign

United Way of the Big Bend

Tallahassee Women Lawyers, former board member

Gentiva Corporation, Advisory Board, 1994-2008

American Association of University Women, board member, 2006-2007

Common Cause, board member, 2004-2007

The Florida Bar, Paralegal Regulation Study Committee, 2005-2006

Leon High School Foundation, board member, 2004-2006

Zonta International, board member, 2006

Leadership Tallahassee XXIII, 2005

PACE Center for Girls, board member, 1994-1998


Appointed to the Task Force on National and Homeland Security

Children's Campaign "5 Promises Legislative Agenda"

Clean Energy Congress, co-founder

Created Paralegal Internship Program

Created the first community college online paralegal program in Florida

Department of Regulation, former Assistant General Counsel

Florida News Channel, "The Florida Room" Weekly Panelist

Girl Scout Assistant Troop Leader

Legal Services of North Florida, 30th Anniversary Campaign

Mike Vasilinda Productions, former Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Revised teacher's guide for sixth through twelfth grades on local government

Safe Steps for Florida's Children, spokesperson

Tallahassee Community College, created Applied Ethics course

Tallahassee Community College, Principal Professor of Paralegal and Legal Studies Program

"Tallahassee: Recipe for the Good Life", Executive Producer

Tallahassee Chamber, Board Nominating Committee, 2006, Co-Chair, Nuts and Bolts, 2006-2007

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