Joe H. Pickens

District: 21 -- Republican

Putnam and parts of Bradford, Clay, Lake, Marion, Volusia

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Palatka
Occupation:  Attorney
Spouse:  Linda Phillips of Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Child(ren):  Bailey, Ellis, Hill
Education:  Wofford College, B.A., magna cum laude, Government/History, 1980; University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1983
Born:  November 5, 1958, DeLand, FL
Religious Affiliation:  Presbyterian
Recreational Interest:  college athletics, cooking, golf

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently

Other Public Services

Putnam County School Board General Counsel

Affiliations

American Cancer Society, Putnam County Unit, Board Member
Palatka Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow
Putnam County School Readiness Coalition, Board Member

Highlights

Florida Association of District School Superintendents, Legislator of the Year 2006, 2005, 2004
Florida Chamber of Commerce, A Honor Roll 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Florida School Boards Association, Legislator of the Year 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006
YMCAs of Florida, Outstanding Leadership Award 2006
Associated Industries of Florida, Champion for Business Award 2005
Florida Council of Instructional Technology Leaders, Innovative Legislator of the Year 2005
Florida Restaurant Association, Governmental Relations Award 2005
Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Liberty Bell Award 2005
Florida Trail Association, Champion of the Florida Trail Award 2004
YMCA, Patron of Youth Award 2003
Christian Coalition of Florida, Faith and Family Award 2002
Florida Farm Bureau, Legislator of the Year 2002
Coalition for Education of Exceptional Students, Legislative Award 2001-2002
Coastal Conservation Association Florida, Legislative Conservation Award 2002
Florida Building Material Association, Legislator of the Year 2002
Florida Chamber of Commerce, Top 25 2002
Florida Chamber of Commerce, Top 20 "Quick Starter" Freshman 2001
Trust for Public Land, Legislative Leadership Award 2001
American Cancer Society, Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award
Palatka Rotary Club, Distinguished Leadership Award

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