Legislator Profile

Florida Representative Janet Cruz (D)
Janet Cruz
CONTACT INFORMATION
District Address:
Suite B
2221 North Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL   33607-3139
Phone: (813) 673-4673
Fax:

Legislative Address:
316 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL   32399-1300
Phone: (850) 717-5062
Legislative Assistant:
Carlos Ramos

District Secretary:
Erika Flores (Tampa)

Email:
janet.cruz@myfloridahouse.gov
political profile
  • House District:62
  • First Elected:2010
  • Terms Out:2018
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Hillsborough
  • District Information:view district 62 map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Florida House of Representatives on February 23, 2010, reelected subsequently
    Democratic Deputy Whip, 2010-2012
PERSONAL INFO
  • Born:July 7, 1956, Tampa, FL
  • Moved to Florida:
  • Religious Affiliation:Catholic
  • Education:Hillsborough Community College, Opticianry Dispensing, 1977
  • Occupation:Optician/Healthcare Executive
  • Spouse:Dr. Stephen Rifkin
  • Children:Ana Cruz, Raymond 'Nick' Cruz, Stephen Rifkin, Laura McCauley
  • Grandchildren:Madison McCauley, Peter McCauley, Teresa McCauley
  • Affiliations:FBI Citizens' Academy Alumni
    Hillsborough Community College Alumni Foundation
    NAACP
    National Association of Latino Elected Officials
    Tampa Latin Chamber of Commerce
    West Tampa Chamber of Commerce
    Women In Government
    Hillsborough County Democratic Hispanic Caucus, past Chair
    Paint Your Heart Out Tampa, past board member
    United Way Campaign CIGNA Healthcare, past Corporate Chair
  • Highlights:Aetna Healthcare, National Financial Account Manager
    CIGNA Healthcare for Seniors Group Sales, Regional Director
    CIGNA Healthcare Optical Operations, Director
    Fourth Generation Tampa/Ybor City Resident
    Pearle Vision Center, owner
    American Cancer Society, Freshmen Legislator of the Year Award, 2010
    Community Health Charities of Florida, House Member of the Year Award, 2010
    Italian Club Ladies Auxiliary, Italian American Woman of Excellence, 2010
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