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CANDIDATE INFORMATION

Party

Democratic

 

Home

, , St. Petersburg, FL USA

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charliecrist

Born

7/24/1956

Died

Alive

Database Record

Entered on 6/26/2006, Updated 11/10/2013

Biography

Governor Charlie Crist is a common-sense conservative who works toward practical solutions for less taxes and spending and increased personal freedom. On November 7, 2006, Governor Charlie Crist was elected to serve as Florida’s 44th Governor. Since his inauguration, Charlie Crist has worked to lower the cost of doing business and living in Florida, increase transparency in government, strengthen Florida’s economy and ensure the safety and world-class education of Florida’s children. Some of Governor Crist’s most acclaimed accomplishments include: the largest tax cut in Florida history, the unanimously passed Cover Florida Health Care plan that provides access to affordable health care for thousands of uninsured Floridians, the Anti-Murder Act that has placed 96 probation violators behind bars, Operation Orange Tree which captured over 75 child predators, the state’s record 10,000 foster children adopted into loving permanent families, and the daily effort to maintain a level of fiscal responsibility in state spending that honors Florida’s hard-working taxpayers. Charlie CristGovernor Crist’s long career of public service began in Florida’s criminal justice system while interning in the State Attorney’s Office before accepting a position as general counsel for the minor league division of the Baseball Commissioner’s Office. Governor Crist then worked as state director for former U.S. Senator Connie Mack before later returning to the private practice of law with the Tampa firm of Wood and Crist. In 1992, Governor Crist won a seat in the Florida Senate. For six years in the Senate, Governor Crist served as Chairman of the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee and as Chairman of the Appropriations Criminal Justice Subcommittee. A strong voice for public safety, he sponsored, among other legislation, the Stop Turning Out Prisoners (STOP) bill requiring prisoners to serve at least 85 percent of their prison sentences. This earned him numerous honors, including appointment as an Honorary Sheriff by the Florida Sheriffs Association—only the third person to receive the honor in the organization’s long history. After Governor Crist completed his Senate service, Governor Jeb Bush appointed him as Deputy Secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. In 2000, Governor Crist won a special election and became Florida’s last elected Commissioner of Education. Governor Crist’s path of public service next led him to seek election as Attorney General in 2002. He carried the general election by more than one-third of a million votes to become Florida’s first elected Republican Attorney General. Charlie Crist, QB at Wake ForestGovernor Crist was born in 1956 in Altoona, Pennsylvania but spent his childhood in St. Petersburg, where he was class president at St. Petersburg High School and, later, student body vice president at Florida State University. In high school Governor Crist was the starting quarterback for his football team. He later played football at Wake Forest University before transferring and receiving his undergraduate degree from Florida State in 1978. Governor Crist then earned his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. Governor Crist and his wife Carole have been married since December 12, 2008. They were married in his hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida.

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http://charliecrist.com/meet-charlie/charlie-crist/


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

5/11/2014

Profile

Charlie Crist: An Oxymoron (with a Silent ‘Oxy’)

5/8/2014

News

Charlie Crist didn’t leave the Republican party because of racism. He left it because he couldn’t win a primary.

2/15/2014

News

Florida's Crist takes heat for more flip flops in Dem run for governor

5/9/2013

News

Charlie Crist endorses gay marriage

10/15/2010

News

Charlie Crist Attacks Marco Rubio on Abortion, Fully Abandons Pro-Life View

8/25/2012

Endorsement

Former Gov. Charlie Crist: Here's why I'm backing Barack Obama

6/9/2012

News

Report: Fmr. Fla. Republican Chair Accuses Crist Of Being Homosexual

5/16/2012

News

Former Gov. Charlie Crist says Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer tried to extort him in 2011

12/1/2011

General

Charlie Crist Gets Called a "Big Dick" by Wife's Ex After Child Abandonment Court Case

5/4/2011

Advertisement

The Sad Fate of Charlie Crist: Annoying TV Ad Lawyer

4/12/2011

Legal Ruling

Charlie Crist Official Apology to David Byrne for Copyright Infringement

12/2/2010

Speculative

Morgan and Morgan...and Crist?

10/8/2010

Oops

Video: Charlie Crist's first pitch was just a bit outside

8/30/2010

Statement

Charlie Crist Backtracks On Federal Gay Marriage Ban

8/29/2010

Blog Entry

Charlie Crist supports constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Yes, Charlie Crist.

8/19/2010

Blog Entry

Crist On GOP: 'I Think The Party Left Me' (VIDEO)

8/12/2010

Statement

Gov. Charlie Crist says he does not support Arizona immigration law

5/12/2010

Event

On eBay, Oil Painting of Crist Fetches $7,700 for Florida GOP

5/1/2010

Amusing

Florida GOP Auctions Crist Portrait on eBay After Political Breakup

2/22/2010

Statement

Crist: Stimulus Has Created Jobs, I Don't Regret Hugging Obama

12/30/2009

Analysis

So where did it start to go wrong for Charlie Crist?

10/26/2009

Perspective

[Is Charlie Crist] America's Worst Governor?

11/24/2008

Blog Entry

Florida Atwitter Over Charlie Crist’s Marriage, To A Woman!

10/15/2008

Statement

Crist: GOP may be exaggerating voter fraud

8/9/2008

General

Veteran bachelor Crist sets date for walk down the aisle

7/3/2008

Announcement

Florida Gov. Crist says he's getting married

6/18/2008

News

Fla.'s Crist has new view of offshore drilling ban

3/26/2008

Blog Entry

McCain BFF, Charlie Crist, has a new girlfriend?

12/14/2007

News

Crist takes 'live and let live' approach to marriage vote

12/2/2007

News

Crist's name popping up for vice presidential nod

10/11/2007

News

Gov. Crist lauded by African-Americans, called 'first black governor'

9/13/2007

News

Crist's approval ratings may drop faster than taxes

8/20/2007

Commentary

Everyone loves Crist -- at least for the moment

8/2/2007

Commentary

Crist can run his mouth, but he can't hide

7/17/2007

Press Release

Governor Crist Upgrades Energy Efficiency at the People's House

7/28/2007

News

Crist Dismisses GOP Criticism Of Energy Plan

5/22/2007

News

No fear in dating the governor

3/5/2007

News

Will Crist be friend or foe of business?

2/13/2007

News

Crist: Issues 'more pressing' than gay marriage

1/4/2007

Proposed Legislation

Crist plan: 'Whereas' out, 'hey, buddy' in

1/4/2007

Speculative

Crist pulled into Giuliani controversy

1/3/2007

News

Charlie Crist sets 'people's agenda' as he's sworn in

1/3/2007

Analysis

Playing center field could be tough position for Crist

12/6/2006

Opinion

Baptism by fire in store for new governor Crist

10/20/2006

News

Father is first for unmarried politico [Crist]

10/6/2006

News

Crist outlines health-care plans

4/27/2006

Satire

The Misadventures of Charlie Crist

8/16/2005

News

Crist Aims To Crack '51 Racial Bombing

7/7/2005

News

Crist campaign raises $3.8 million in 2nd quarter gubernatorial

5/27/2005

News

Crist raises $1.1-million for his run for governor [in one day]

5/10/2005

Opinion

Is Crist dumb? His record sure sounds smart

1/15/2005

News

To tricky question, Crist has brief reply

4/28/2003

News

Q and A with Charlie Crist

12/19/2002

General

Charlie Crist takes Attorney General's race


EVENTS

DISCUSSION

ELECTIONS

8/26/2014

FL Governor - D Primary

D

Lost 0.00%

11/2/2010

FL US Senate

NPA

Lost 29.71%

5/12/2010

FL Governor - Party Switch

NPA

Won 100.00%

11/7/2006

FL Governor

R

Won 52.18%

9/5/2006

FL Governor - R Primary

R

Won 63.98%

11/5/2002

FL Attorney General

R

Won 53.42%

9/10/2002

FL Attorney General - R Primary

R

Won 50.11%

11/7/2000

FL Education Commissioner - Special

R

Won 53.72%

11/3/1998

FL US Senate

R

Lost 37.53%

9/1/1998

FL US Senate - R Primary

R

Won 66.45%

11/8/1994

FL State Senate 20

R

Won 63.30%

11/3/1992

FL State Senate 20

R

Won 58.26%

9/1/1992

FL State Senate 20 - R Primary

R

Won 62.14%

9/30/1986

FL State Senate 18 - R Runoff

R

Lost 47.50%

9/2/1986

FL State Senate 18 - R Primary

R

Won 27.68%


FAMILY

Spouse

Carole Crist (12/12/2008 to  )


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ENDORSEMENTS

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FL US President

11/6/2012

Barack Obama (D)

FL District 18

11/6/2012

Patrick Murphy (D)

FL District 16

11/6/2012

Keith Fitzgerald (D)

FL US Senate

11/6/2012

Bill Nelson (D)

Tampa Mayor

3/1/2011

Dick A. Greco (N)

St. Petersburg Mayor - Primary

9/1/2009

Deveron Gibbons (N)

Supreme Court - Associate Justice

8/6/2009

Reject ()

Florida Marriage Protection Amendment

11/4/2008

Yes (YES)

FL State Senate 23 - R Primary

8/26/2008

Michael J. Grant (R)

FL District 16 - R Primary

8/26/2008

Tom Rooney (R)

PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS; LIMITATIONS ON PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS

1/29/2008

Yes (YES)

FL US President - R Primary

1/29/2008

John McCain (R)

FL US Senate - R Primary

8/31/2004

Mel Martinez (R)


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