James C. "Jim" Frishe

Majority Whip (2010 - 2012)

District: 54 -- Republican

Part of Pinellas

Committee Membership for 2010 - 2012 Term

Leadership Roles

Majority Whip (2010-2012)

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  St. Petersburg
Occupation:  Licensed Real Estate Broker-Consultant
Spouse:  Susan Burnett of St. Pete Beach
Child(ren):  William C. Frishe, Katherine F. Wehland, Erica M. Frishe
Grandchild(ren):  Gavin M. Wehland
Education:  Andrew College, A.A., 1969; University of Florida, B.A., 1971
Born:  April 6, 1949, Potsdam, NY
History:  Frederick Frishe of Louisville, Kentucky served as member of the 1860 Republican Presidential Nominating Convention, which nominated Abraham Lincoln.
Moved to Florida:  1956
Religious Affiliation:  Episcopal
Recreational Interest:  growing roses, Tampa Bay Rays baseball, University of Florida football

Legislative Service

House of Representatives 1984-1990
Elected to the House in 2006, reelected subsequently
Majority Whip 2010-2012
Majority Deputy Whip 2008-2010
Pinellas County Legislative Delegation, Chair 1989, 2010-2011, Vice Chair 1988, 2009-2010

Other Public Services

Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee 1978-present
Florida Federation of Young Republicans, State Chairman 1987-1989
Pinellas Park Board of Adjustment 1984


Bluffs Business Association
Clearwater Historical Society
Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce
Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce
Friends of Weedon Island
Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce
Leadership St. Petersburg, graduate
PGCECG Homeowners Association
Pinellas County Historical Society
Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee, member
Pinellas Emergency Mental Health Services, past Board member
Pinellas Park Boys Club, past Board of Managers
St. Petersburg Jaycees, past member
Sheriff's Advisory Board
Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce
University of Florida Booster Club

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