Perry E. Thurston, Jr.

Perry E. Thurston, Jr. DEMDemocrat

Florida State Representative

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Perry E. Thurston, Jr.DEMDemocrat Florida State Representative
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Perry Eugene Thurston Jr. (born January 30, 1961) is an American lawyer and politician who served as a member of the Florida Senate from 2016 to 2022. He represented the 33rd district, which includes Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, North Lauderdale, Margate, Oakland Park, and surrounding areas in Broward County. He previously served four terms in the Florida House of Representatives, representing the Fort Lauderdale area from 2006 to 2014, and was the House minority leader in his final term. Thurston was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General of Florida in 2014.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Miami School of Law
JD Law
1987
Morehouse College, School of Business
BA Finance
1982
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Democratic Caucus Rules Chair
Florida State Senate
2020 - 2022
Senator
Florida State Senate
2016 - 2022
Representative
Florida State House of Representatives
2008 - 2014
Minority Leader
Florida State House of Representatives
Defense Attorney
Current
Assistant Public Defender
Broward County Public Defender’s Office
1988
Former Employee
Banking Industry
1982 - 1984
Other Experience1 - 13 of 13
Former President
Broward Bar Association
Member
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
Member
Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
Former Member
Finance and Tax Subcommittee, Florida State House of Representatives
Former Member
Rules and Calendar, Florida State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Federal Affairs, Florida State House of Representatives
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, Florida State Senate
Former Member
Education Committee, Florida State Senate
Former Member
Joint Legislative Auditing Committee, Florida State Senate
Former Member
Regulated Industries Committee, Florida State Senate
Former Member
Appropriations Committee, Florida State Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development, Florida State Senate
Former Member
Joint Select Committee on Collective Bargaining, Florida State Senate