Dick Kravitz

District: 19 -- Republican

Parts of Clay, Duval, St. Johns

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Jacksonville
Occupation:  Insurance Agent/Business Consultant
Spouse:  Shirley Levin Kravitz of Jacksonville
Child(ren):  Eric, Hirsh
Education:  Temple University, B.S., Education, 1963; Ohio University, M.A., Sports Administration, 1972
Born:  May 8, 1941, Philadelphia, PA
Moved to Florida:  1972
Religious Affiliation:  Jewish
Recreational Interest:  golf, running, weight training

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently

Other Public Services

Duval County Republican Party Executive Committee
Jacksonville City Council 1987-1999, City Council President 1995
Duval County Tourist Development Council 1990-1999, Chairman 1995
Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council 1989-1999, Chairman 1996

Affiliations

Florida Planning and Zoning Association
Mandarin Museum and Historical Society
Mandarin Community Club, past Board Member 1989-2000
National Conference of Christians and Jews, past Board Member 1988-1999
Mayor's Victims' Assistance Advisory Council, past Board Member 1989-1993, past Member 1995-1998
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, past Board Member 1995
Mandarin Business Association, past Board Member 1990-1995
Police Athletic League, past Board Member 1987-1995
Mandarin Council Chamber of Commerce, Member, past Vice President 1986
Southside Businessmen's Club, Member, past Board Member 1980-1985
Jacksonville Professional Soccer Club (Tea Men), Vice President, General Manager 1981-1984
Wichita Aeros Professional Baseball Club, General Manager 1976-1979
Jacksonville Suns Professional Baseball Club, General Manager 1973-1975

Highlights

Florida Guardian ad Litem Program, Legislative Voice for Children Award 2008
Florida Association of Counties, Defender of Home Rule Award 2007
Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, House Leadership Award 2005, 2006
Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council, "Harry Waldron Regional Leadership Award" 2005
Christian Coalition of Florida, Faith and Family Award 2004, 2005
Florida Association of Counties Champion 2003
Mandarin Community Club, Community Service Award 1999
"Most Service to City Council President" President's Award 1999
Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission, Historic Preservation Award 1998
Mandarin Athletic Association, Youth Service Award 1998
"Most Outstanding Councilman" Charles Webb Award 1994
N.E. Florida Planning and Zoning Association, Focus Award 1994
Mayor's Victims' Assistance Advisory Council, Victim Advocate Award 1993
Sierra Club, Friend of the Environment Award 1989
American Soccer League, Executive of the Year 1984
The Sporting News, AA General Manager of the Year (in professional baseball) 1973
Peace Corps Volunteer, Indonesia 1963-1965

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