Charles E. Van Zant

District: 19 -- Republican

Bradford, Putnam, Union and part of Clay

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Keystone Heights
Occupation:  Architect
Spouse:  Katherine Lynn Van Zant
Child(ren):  Michael, Scott, Charles, Jr., Kimberly, Katie, Daniel, Joshua, Lydia
Grandchild(ren):  Cameron, C.J., Scott, Jr., Luke, Wyatt, Sabrina, Brenda, Seth
Education:  University of Florida, Bachelor of Architecture, 1962-1968; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity, 1971-1974; Western Baptist Theological Seminary, Havana, Cuba, Doctorate of Theology, 1999-2001
Born:  November 24, 1943, Jacksonville, FL
Religious Affiliation:  Baptist
Recreational Interest:  fishing, flying, hunting, tennis

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008, reelected subsequently

Other Public Services

Clay County Florida Code Board, appointment
Clay County School Board, appointment


Clay County Florida Code Board, past Vice Chairman
Clay County School Board, past Vice Chairman
Florida Blue Key
The Gospel Lighthouse International
The National Rifle Association


Van Zant Associates, Architects, owner
Florida Chamber of Commerce, Honor Roll, 2009, 2012
ABC, Friend of Free Enterprise, 2009
AIF Florida Energy Council, Legislator of the Year, 2009
Christian Coalition of Florida, Faith and Family Award, 2009
Florida Family Policy Council, Defender of Marriage Award, 2009

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