Jerry G. Melvin

District: 4 -- Republican

Parts of Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa

Committee Membership for 1998 - 2000 Term

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Fort Walton Beach
Occupation:  Authority administrator, business services, public relations
Child(ren):  Shelly Anne and Jay Gee
Education:  College of Charleston, Mr. College of Charleston in 1948, Pi Kappa Phi, basketball team, Athletic Council, Student Council, newspaper staff; American University of Washington, D. C.; Eglin Air Force Base Extension of Florida State University
Born:  July 22, 1929, Bonifay, FL
Military:  National Guard
Religious Affiliation:  Methodist
Recreational Interest:  writing, reading, water sports

Legislative Service

House of Representatives 1968-1978
elected to the House in 1994, reelected subsequently

Other Public Services

State Republican Committee
Okaloosa County Republican Committee
Republican Club


Kiwanis Club
Gideons International
member of various business and civic groups


Legislative Assistant to Congressman Bob Sikes 1956-1959
Allen Morris Third Most Outstanding Freshman 1969
Chamber of Commerce Manager
Okaloosa Economic Development Council Manager
edited and published monthly business newspaper and county economic study