Legislator Profile

Former Florida Representative Mitch Needelman (R)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Mitch Needelman
District Address:
Suite A
1565 Sarno Road
Melbourne, FL   32935-3851
Phone: (321) 984-4848

Capitol Address:
402 S. Monroe St.
209 House Office Bldg.
Tallahassee, FL   32399-1300
Phone: (850) 488-2528
political profile
  • House District:31
  • First Elected:Elected to the House in 2000
  • Terms Out:2008
  • Party:Republican
  • Delegations:Brevard
  • District Information:view district 31 map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently
    City of Melbourne Zoning Board of Adjustments 1988-2000, Chairman 1996-1997
  • Born:October 23, 1952, Miami, FL
  • Moved to Florida:
  • Religious Affiliation:Baptist
  • Education:Miami Dade Junior College, A.A., Criminology, 1972; Warner Southern College, B.A., Organizational Management, 1994; Webster University, dual M.A. with honors, Public Administration/Human Resources Development, 1996
  • Occupation:Legislator; Retired State Law Enforcement Officer
  • Spouse:Joan McDonald
  • Children:Michael
  • Affiliations:Florida Police Benevolent Association SLEO Chapter, past member, past Executive Board, past Secretary
    Cocoa/Rockledge Civic League, Graduate Scholarship Committee, past member
    Continuing Adult Education Board, St. Joseph Parish, past member
    City of Melbourne's Comprehensive Planning Committee, past member
    Brevard County's Manatee ad hoc Committee, past member
    City of Melbourne Riverside Park ad hoc Committee, past member
    Melbourne/Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
    American Red Cross, Brevard Chapter, Board of Directors
    American Cancer Society, Brevard Chapter, Public Issues Committee
    Marine Resource Council
    North Eau Gallie Civic Association, past President
  • Former Service: Florida Police Benevolent Association, Dedicated Service 2000
    City of Melbourne, Outstanding Public Service 2000
    Crosswinds Youth Services, Volunteer of the Year 1999
    Sierra Club FL Chapter, Osprey Award 1998
    City of Melbourne, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year 1997
    United States Power Squadron, Certificate of Appreciation 1997
    Palm Bay Fire Department, Certificate of Appreciation 1996
    Florida Marine Patrol Commendation 1994
    Brevard County, Resolution of Appreciation 1990
    City of Melbourne, Outstanding Service 1990
    City of Palm Bay, Outstanding Service 1990
    Lively Criminal Justice, Best Overall Instructor 1990
    Brevard County School Board Appreciation 1989
    Save the Manatee Club, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year 1989
    City of Palm Bay Police Department Appreciation 1988
    Eastern Space and Missile Center NASA, Appreciation 1987
    Governor's Office 1983
    U.S. Coast Guard 1978
    Key West Race Committee 1974
    Department of Defense-Navy, Appreciation 1973
    Department of Treasury, Secret Service, Appreciation 1972
    Florida Marine Patrol, 28 1/2 years
    State Law Enforcement Officer, Outreach Coordinator, media and public relations, education and funding resources
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