Legislator Profile

Former Florida Senator Jeff Atwater (R)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Jeff Atwater
District Address:
824 US Highway 1
North Palm Beach, FL   33408
Phone: (561) 625-5101

Capitol Address:
404 S. Monroe St.
312 Senate Office Bldg.
Tallahassee, FL   32399-1100
Phone: (850) 487-5100
political profile
  • Senate District:25
  • First Elected:Elected to the Senate in 2002
  • Terms Out:2012
  • Party:Republican
  • Delegations:Broward,Palm Beach
  • District Information:view district 25 map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Senate in 2002, reelected subsequently
    Senate President, 2008-2010
    House of Representatives, 2000-2002
  • Born:April 8, 1958
  • Moved to Florida:1962
  • Religious Affiliation:Catholic
  • Education:University of Florida, B.A., Finance, 1981, M.B.A., 2002
  • Occupation:Banker
  • Spouse:Carole Funkhouser
  • Children:Amy Leigh, John, Amanda, Courtney
  • Affiliations:Palm Beach Delegation Member
    Broward County Delegation Member
    Children's Home Society, Board Member
    United Way of Palm Beach County, Trustee
    Palm Beach Gardens High School, Advisory Board
    Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter, Advisory Board
    Northern Palm Beaches Chamber of Commerce, Director
    Take Stock in Children, Mentor
    Florida Earth Foundation, Director
  • Highlights:Florida Society of Health System-Pharmacists, Distinguished Senator of the Year, 2008
    The Palm Beacher, The 40 Most Powerful People in Palm Beach County, 2007
    Florida Council on Aging Advocacy Award, 2007
    Broward Community College, Appreciation Award, 2006
    Christian Coalition of Florida, Faith and Family Award, 2006
    Florida Chamber of Commerce, "A" Honor Roll, 2006
    Florida's Children First, Advocate Award, 2006
    Palm Beach County, Economic Development Award, 2006
    Take Stock in Children Award, 2006
    Loxahatchee River Preservation Initiative, Legislative Sponsor Award, 2004-2005
  • Former Service:Village of North Palm Beach, Vice-Mayor
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