John P. "Jack" Seiler

District: 92 -- Democrat

Part of Broward

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Fort Lauderdale
Occupation:  Attorney-Law Offices of Seiler, Sautter, Zaden & Rimes
Spouse:  Susan Rimes of Miami
Child(ren):  Marianna, Jacqueline, Preston, Susanne
Education:  University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1985; University of Miami, J.D., 1988
Born:  May 27, 1963, Fort Collins, CO
Moved to Florida:  1964
Religious Affiliation:  Catholic
Recreational Interest:  basketball, coaching, cycling, fishing, golf, tennis

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently
Democratic Justice Council Lead 2004-2006
Democratic Ranking Member on Policy & Budget Council 2006-2008
Chair of the Broward Legislative Delegation 2007-2008

Other Public Services

City of Wilton Manors, Mayor 1998-2000, Vice Mayor 1996-1998, Council Member 1993-1996
City of Wilton Manors Board of Adjustments and Appeals, past Chairman and Member


Notre Dame Club of Greater Fort Lauderdale 1988-present, Board of Directors 1989-1998
Orange Bowl Committee (various chairmanships and subcommittees) 1994-present, Board of Directors 1999-present
Orange Bowl Foundation, Chairman
Marine Industries of South Florida Manatee Public Awareness Team 2001-2002
Brian Piccolo Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc., Board of Directors, Officer, past President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
Broward County Bar Association, Bench & Bar Committee
City of Fort Lauderdale and City of Wilton Manors, Former Girl's Softball Assistant Coach
City of Fort Lauderdale Soccer, Assistant Coach
Downtown Council Steering Committee (Area Council of Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce), elected Member
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery & Science, Board of Trustees
Fort Lauderdale High School Public Affairs Cluster Advisory Board (Government and Legal), past Member
Guardian Ad Litem (Circuit Court of the Seventeenth (17th) Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County)
Island City Foundation Inc., past Chairman, Vice Chairman, President, Vice President
Kids in Distress Broward Advisory Council
Lawyer Referral Committee, Broward County Bar Association, past Chair
Oakland Park Youth Basketball Coach
Orange Bowl Foundation, Chairman, past Vice Chairman
PACE Center for Girls, Director
Pine Island Ridge Democratic Club
Pompano Democratic Club
Professionalism/Professional Responsibility Committee, Broward County Bar Association, past Member
Promenade in the Park/Beaux Arts of the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Inc., General Counsel
Providence Place Shelter for Homeless Women and Children, Director and Advisor
Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, Fort Lauderdale, Lector
Saint Thomas More Society, Board of Directors
Sponsor of "Teacher of the Month," Wilton Manors Elementary School
Tri-Cities Democratic Club
United Way Committee of the Broward County Bar Association, past Member
Waiver Review Committee, School Board of Broward County, past Member
Wilton Manors Business Association, Director
Wilton Manors Elementary PTA
Wilton Manors Little League, Baseball Coach
Wilton Manors Little League, past Tee Ball Coach
Wilton Manors Visioning Committee and Stakeholders Forum (various subcommittees), past Member


Broward Community College Award, Appreciation for Efforts on Their Behalf 2006
Legal Aid Service of Broward County, "For the Public Good" Legislative Award 2006
The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Outstanding Representative Award 2006, 2005, 2004
Areawide Council on Aging, Legislative Leadership Award 2005
Broward House Award in appreciation for assistance in creating the "Wilton Manors Client Service Center" 2005
Broward Sheriff's Office, Legislator of the Year Award 2005
Coastal Conservation Association of Florida, Legislative Conservation Award 2005
Florida Association of Counties, County Champion Award 2005, 2004
Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida 2005
Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Political Appreciation Award 2005
Broward Young Democrats, Legislator of the Year Award 2004
Judicial Assistants' Legislative Award 2004
PACE Legislative Leadership Award 2004, 2003
Peter Weitzel Friend of the First Amendment Award presented to the House Democratic Caucus with special recognition to Representative Jack Seiler 2004
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Appreciation Certificate for Participation of Flag Day Celebration 2004
Pine Island Ridge Democratic Club, Distinguished Service Award 2004
Supreme Court of Florida Resolution for significant efforts on Article V, Revision 7 infrastructure and budget 2004
The Florida Bar Business Law Section, Distinguished Service Award 2004
The Florida Bar President's Legislative Award 2004, 2001
The Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, House Leadership Award 2004
The Trial Court Budget Commission 2004
American Heart Association 2003
Broward Community College, Legislative Award 2003
International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals 2003
Miami-Dade County League of Cities Award 2003
The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Special Legislative Contributions Award 2002
Broward Community College Award in appreciation for support of BCC Competitive Edge Program 2001-2002
American Cancer Society, Legislative Award 2001
Dolphin Democratic Club for commitment to South Florida Gay & Lesbian Community 2001
The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Outstanding Freshman Award 2001
The Trust for Public Land Legislative Leadership Award (Preservation 2000 and Florida Forever) 2001
University of Florida, Legislative Award 2001
District of Columbia, admitted 1988/1989 (currently inactive due solely to geography)
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, admitted 1989
Supreme Court, State of Florida, admitted 1988
Florida Banker's Association for Service to Florida Banking Industry

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