Charlie Crist

Charlie Crist DEMDemocrat

United States Representative from 2017 to 2022

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Charlie CristDEMDemocrat United States Representative from 2017 to 2022
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Years of Experience
FLResidence (state)

Charles Joseph Crist Jr. (KRIST; born July 24, 1956) is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th governor of Florida from 2007 to 2011 and as the U.S. representative for Florida's 13th congressional district from 2017 to 2022. Crist has been a member of the Democratic Party since 2012; he was previously a Republican before becoming an independent in 2010. Crist served in the Florida Senate from 1993 to 1999, vacating his seat to run unsuccessfully against incumbent Bob Graham for the U.S. Senate in 1998. He won a 2000 special election to serve as Florida education commissioner from 2001 to 2003 and a 2002 election to serve as Florida attorney general from 2003 to 2007. He was elected Governor of Florida in 2006 after winning against Democrat Jim Davis. While he was governor, Crist again ran for the U.S. Senate in 2010. He initially led in polls in the race for the Republican nomination, but was later overtaken by Marco Rubio. In April of that year, he left the Republican Party to run in the general election as an independent, losing to Rubio in a three-way race. He took 30% of the vote to Rubio's 49% and Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek had 20%.

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Campaign Funding

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$3,112,230
Total Raised
$1,531,229
Total Spent
$1,679,057
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Lawyers/Law Firms$352,736
72%
Real Estate$258,013
50%
Securities & Investment$177,850
39%
Retired$138,518
39%
Leadership PACs$138,500
27%
Health Professionals$97,377
27%
Democratic/Liberal$96,590
20%
Misc Finance$72,365
19%
Beer, Wine & Liquor$68,403
16%
Building Trade Unions$56,500
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
Wake Forest University
1974 - 1976
Cumberland School of Law
Juris Doctor
1981
St. Petersburg High School
1974
Florida State University
Bachelor of Arts government
1978
Past Positions1 - 14 of 14
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Florida
2017 - 2022
Governor
State of Florida
2007 - 2011
Attorney General
State of Florida
2003 - 2007
Commissioner of Education
State of Florida
2001 - 2003
Senator
Florida State Senate
1993 - 1999
Attorney
Morgan & Morgan
2011 - Current
Deputy Secretary
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
1999 - 2000
Member
Federal Judicial Advisory Commission, Office of Senator Connie Mack
1989 - 1992
Attorney
Wood and Crist
1987 - Current
General Counsel
Minor League Division, Baseball Commission
1982 - 1987
Chair
Baseball Anti-Trust Advisory Committee, Office of Senator Connie Mack
Distinguished Professorial Lecturer
Stetson University College of Law
Former Consultant
Coastal Construction
State Director
United States Senator Connie Mack
Other Experience1 - 27 of 27
Regional Vice-Chair
Southeast, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
2019 - Current
Board Member
Suncoast Tiger Bay Club
Board Member
Foundation for Florida's Future
Fellow
American Swiss Association
Former Class President
Saint Petersburg High School
Former Starting Quarterback
Saint Petersburg High School Football Team
Former Student Body Vice President
Florida State University
Fundraising Campaign Chair
United Negro College Fund
Member
Saint Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
Member
Suncoasters Civic Club
Member
Florida Domestic Security Oversight Board
Member
President's Council, Pinellas County, American Lung Association
Member
Rotary Club
Member
American Bar Association
Member
Ethics Committee, Florida Bar Association
Member
Hillsborough Bar Association
Member
Saint Petersburg, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Member
Saint Petersburg Bar Association
Member
Center Against Spouse Abuse
Member
Florida Conservation Association
Member
Pinellas Park Chamber of Commerce
Former Member
Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Financial Services Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Space Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, United States House of Representatives