Richard A. Machek

District: 78 -- Democrat

Parts of Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, St. Lucie

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Boca Raton
Occupation:  Agriculture
Spouse:  Wanda Davis of Delray Beach
Child(ren):  Carol, Kimberly
Education:  Palm Beach Junior College, 1957-1958
Born:  October 2, 1937, Samsula, FL
Military:  U.S. Army 6 months active duty, 5 1/2 years reserve
Religious Affiliation:  Methodist
Recreational Interest:  fishing

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently
Democratic State Resources Council Lead 2004-2006
Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation Chair 2002-2003, Vice Chair 2001-2002

Other Public Services

College of Education/Florida Atlantic University, Pine Jog Environmental Education Center Board Member
Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Soil & Water Conservation Council, State Chair
Historical Society of Palm Beach County Board of Governors, Ex-officio
Palm Beach County Agriculture Enhancement Committee, Citizens Agricultural Committee, Extension Service Agriculture Awareness Board, Extension Service Horticulture Advisory Committee, Economic Development Citizens Committee, and Economic Council's Panel on Agriculture
Palm Beach County Conservation Land Acquisition Selection Committee, Vice Chair
Palm Beach County Health Care District, Board Member
Palm Beach County Health Care District, Trauma Advisory Committee, Chair
Palm Beach County Soil & Water Conservation District, Board of Supervisors
Governor Lawton Chiles Leadership 2000
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta/Small Business, Agriculture and Labor Advisory Council 1996-1999
South Florida Water Management District Governing Board 1995-1999


Florida Association of Conservation Districts, past Treasurer
Florida Farm Bureau, past State Director
Florida Farm Bureau State Horticultural Advisory Committee
Florida Foliage Association Broward-Palm Beach Chapter, past Director
Palm Beach County Farm Bureau, Vice President, past President
Palm Beach Wholesale Growers Association, past President & Director
Pioneer Boys Association, Inc., President
South Florida Fair & Expositions Board of Trustees
The Morikami, Inc., Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Trustee
Greater Delray Beach Visions 2000 Assembly 1988
Palm Beach County Directions Conference 1988


Martin Soil and Water Conservation District, Conservation Award 2006
Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Appreciation 2006
Florida Life Care Residents Association, Legislative Appreciation 2006, 2002
Palm Beach County PTA's/PTSA's, Certificate of Appreciation 2005
Association Builders and Contractors, Friend of Free Enterprise 2005
Palm Beach County School Board, Certificate of Appreciation 2005
United South County Democratic Club, Appreciation 2005
Marine Industries Association of Florida, Legislative Appreciation 2005
Palm Beach County League of Cities, Legislator of the Year Award 2004
Farm Share, Inc., Certificate of Appreciation 2004
Okeechobee Area Agri-Council Ambassadors Award 2004
Florida Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll 2004
South Florida Water Management District, Leadership Award 2004
Boy Scouts of America, Distinguished Citizen Award 2004
Florida Association of Homes for the Aging, Legislative Appreciation 2003
Florida Farm Bureau, Legislative Award 2003
Florida Nursery Grower's Association, Friend of the Industry Award 2002
County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries, Certificate of Appreciation 2002
Friends of Okeechobee Battlefield, Appreciation 2002
Florida Farm Bureau/Palm Beach Wholesale Growers Association/Loxahatchee Area Nurserymen Association and the Palm Beach Chapter of Florida Nursery Growers, Certificate of Appreciation 2002
American Cancer Society, Legislative Award 2001
Healthy Start Coalition of St. Lucie County, Legislative Award 2001
Trust for Public Land, Legislative Leadership Award 2001
Harbor's Edge Community, Certificate of Appreciation 2001
Palm Beach Soil & Water Conservation District, Appreciation 1996
Morikami Board of Trustees, Appreciation 1988-1994
Goodyear/National Association of Conservation Districts, Conservation Award 1993
Florida Association of Conservation Districts, Service Recognition 1993

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