Legislator Profile

Former Florida Representative Rick Kriseman (D)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Rick Kriseman
District Address:
Suite 203
1700 66th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL   33710-5510
Phone: (727) 552-1380

Capitol Address:
402 S. Monroe St.
316 The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL   32399-1300
Phone: (850) 488-9337
political profile
  • House District:53
  • First Elected:2006
  • Terms Out:2014
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Pinellas
  • District Information:view district 53 map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the House in 2006, reelected subsequently
    Democratic Caucus Policy Chair 2010-2012
  • Born:August 2, 1962, Detroit, MI
  • Moved to Florida:1972
  • Religious Affiliation:Jewish
  • Education:University of Florida, B.S., Broadcasting, 1984;
    Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1987
  • Occupation:Attorney
  • Spouse:Kerry A. Kriseman, of St. Petersburg
  • Children:Jordan Erin, Samuel Anthony
  • Affiliations:Heroes of the St. Petersburg P.D., Inc., Founder & Board member 2003-present, Chairman 2011
    Southeastern Guide Dogs, Puppy Raiser, 2009-present
    Suncoast Tiger Bay 2001-present
    Temple Beth-El, Vice President 2000-2005, Board member 2000-2006
    Gulfport Little League, Coach & Sponsor 1995-1997
    Democratic Leadership Council Legislative Advisory Board
    Lake Pasadena Neighborhood Association
    Suncoasters of St. Petersburg
  • Highlights:Creative Loafing Best of the Bay, Best Politician, Florida Legislature 2011
    Tampa Bay Registered Interior Designers, Appreciation Award 2011
    Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida 'Distinguished Alumni Award' 2008, 2011
    The Florida League of Cities, Inc., Legislative Appreciation Award 2007, 2008, 2011
    Progress Florida, Florida Watch Action and America Votes, "Champions of Florida's Middle Class" 2011
    Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc., Outstanding Legislator Award 2010
    Florida Family Child Care Home Association, Commitment to Quality Family Child Care 2010
    Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida's 37th Anniversary of ROE v. WADE "Choice Award" 2010
    American Cancer Society, Legislative Leadership Award 2007, 2008, 2009
    Equality Florida, Voice for Equality Award 2009
    Suncoast Sierra Club, Black Bear Award 2009
    Florida State Massage Therapy Association, Legislative Rising Star 2008
    Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida '2008 Distinguished Alumni Award'
    The Florida League of Cities, Inc., Legislative Appreciation Award 2007, 2008
    Family Service Centers, Inc., Advocacy Award 2007
    Tampa Bay Business Guild, Citizen of the Year 2005
  • Former Service:Pinellas Metropolitan Planning Organization, Vice Chair 2004-2006
    St. Petersburg City Council 2000-2006, Chair 2005
    St. Petersburg City Council's Council Procedures Committee 2001-2006, Public Safety, Service & Infrastructure Committee, Chair 2000-2006, Legislative Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations Committee 2003-2006, Public Arts Committee 2001-2006, Arts Advisory Committee 2001-2005
    St. Petersburg Nuisance Abatement Board 1999
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