Rick Kriseman

District: 53 -- Democrat

Part of Pinellas

Committee Membership for 2010 - 2012 Term

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  St. Petersburg
Occupation:  Attorney
Spouse:  Kerry A. Kriseman of St. Petersburg
Child(ren):  Jordan Erin, Samuel Anthony
Education:  University of Florida, B.S., Broadcasting, 1984; Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1987
Born:  August 2, 1962, Detroit, MI
Moved to Florida:  1972
Religious Affiliation:  Jewish
Recreational Interest:  music, sports, travel, wine collecting

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2006, reelected subsequently
Democratic Caucus Policy Chair 2010-2012

Other Public Services

Pinellas Metropolitan Planning Organization, Vice Chair 2004-2006
St. Petersburg City Council 2000-2006, Chair 2005
St. Petersburg City Council's Council Procedures Committee 2001-2006, Public Safety, Service & Infrastructure Committee, Chair 2000-2006, Legislative Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations Committee 2003-2006, Public Arts Committee 2001-2006, Arts Advisory Committee 2001-2005
St. Petersburg Nuisance Abatement Board 1999


Patriot Day Prayer Breakfast, Advisory Board member 2012-present
Heroes of the St. Petersburg P.D., Inc., Founder & Board member 2003-present, Chairman 2011
Southeastern Guide Dogs, Puppy Raiser, 2009-present
Suncoast Tiger Bay 2001-present
Temple Beth-El, Vice President 2000-2005, Board member 2000-2006
Gulfport Little League, Coach & Sponsor 1995-1997
Democratic Leadership Council Legislative Advisory Board
Lake Pasadena Neighborhood Association
Suncoasters of St. Petersburg


Creative Loafing Best of the Bay, Best Local Politician, Staff Pick 2012
Florida Justice Association, Legislative Career Achievement Award 2012
The Florida League of Cities, Inc., Legislative Appreciation Award 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012
Progress Florida, Florida Watch Action and America Votes, "Champions of Florida’s Middle Class" 2011, 2012
Creative Loafing Best of the Bay, Best Politician, Florida Legislature 2011
Tampa Bay Registered Interior Designers, Appreciation Award 2011
Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida 'Distinguished Alumni Award' 2008, 2011
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc., Outstanding Legislator Award 2010
Florida Family Child Care Home Association, Commitment to Quality Family Child Care 2010
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida's 37th Anniversary of ROE v. WADE "Choice Award" 2010
American Cancer Society, Legislative Leadership Award 2007, 2008, 2009
Equality Florida, Voice for Equality Award 2009
Suncoast Sierra Club, Black Bear Award 2009
Florida State Massage Therapy Association, Legislative Rising Star 2008
Family Service Centers, Inc., Advocacy Award 2007
Tampa Bay Business Guild, Citizen of the Year 2005
Democratic Leadership Council's 100 to Watch 2003

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