Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda

District: 9 -- No Party Affiliation

Part of Leon

Committee Membership for 2014 - 2016 Term

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Tallahassee
Occupation:  Attorney/College Professor
Spouse:  Michael "Mike" Vasilinda of Lansing, Michigan
Child(ren):  Anna Laura Rehwinkel, Catherine Rehwinkel
Education:  New College of Florida; University of South Florida, B.A., Social and Behavioral Sciences; University of Florida, College of Law, J.D.
Born:  July 9, Rochester, NY
Moved to Florida:  1977
Religious Affiliation:  Catholic
Recreational Interest:  film, gardening, good conversation, hiking, family time, reading, tennis, the Arts, travel, writing

Legislative Service

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


Big Bend Anti-Bullying Task Force, founder
Capital Tiger Bay
Clean Energy Congress I & II, founder
Congressional EMP Caucus: Task Force on National and Homeland Security
Cybersecurity and Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Legislative Working Group
Electric Infrastructure Security Summit VII, London
Florida Film, Entertainment, and Television Caucus
Florida Stands Against Human Trafficking Legislative Working Group
Mike Vasilinda Productions, former Executive Vice President and General Counsel
National Conference of State Legislatures
Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
Tallahassee Community College, Principal Professor of Paralegal and Legal Studies Program
Tallahassee Women Lawyers
Texas Grid Security Summit
The Florida Bar
Leadership Tallahassee XXIII, 2005


American Cancer Society, Legislative Award
Aquilina Howell Foundation, Award of Valor
Bethel Empowerment Foundation, Community Leadership Award
Children’s Home Society of Florida, Legislator Appreciation Award
Florida Consumer Action Network, Consumer Champion Award
Florida League of Cities Legislative Appreciation Award
Florida Public Pension Trustee Association, Leadership Award
Florida Renewable Energy Producers Association, Champion Award
Florida State University, True Seminole Award
Foundation for Florida's Future, Honor Roll
Jefferson County Legislative Committee Award
Tallahassee Community College SGA Lifetime Achievement Award
The National Political Science Honor Society Psi Theta Chapter, Distinguished Service Award

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