CRIST, Charlie Joseph Jr., (1956 - )

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CRIST, Charlie Joseph Jr., a Representative from Florida; born in Altoona, Blair County, Pa., July 24, 1956; graduated from St. Petersburg High School, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1974; attended Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.; B.A., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla., 1978; J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Ala., 1981; lawyer, private practice; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Florida state senate in 1986; staff, United States Senator Connie Mack of Florida, 1989; member of the Florida state senate, 1993-1999; Florida deputy secretary of business and professional regulation, 1999-2001; Florida state education commissioner, 2001-2003; Florida state attorney general, 2003-2007; Governor of Florida, 2007-2011; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 2010; unsuccessful candidate for election for Governor of Florida in 2014; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2017-present).