Legislator Profile

Former Florida Senator Stephen R. Wise (R)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Stephen R. Wise
District Address:
Suite B
1460 Cassat Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32205
(904) 381-6000

Capitol Address:
410 Senate Office Bldg.
404 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-5027
political profile
  • Senate District:5
  • First Elected:2001
  • Terms Out:2012
  • Party:Republican
  • Delegations:Clay,Duval,Nassau,St. Johns
  • District Information:view district 5 map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the Senate on September 25, 2001, reelected subsequently
    House of Representatives, 1988-2000
  • Born:December 11, 1941, Canton, Ohio
  • Moved to Florida:1959
  • Religious Affiliation:Baptist
  • Education:University of Alabama, Ed.D, 1970
    Middle Tennessee State University, M. Ed., 1968
    Florida Southern College, B.S., 1963
  • Occupation:Consultant; Retired Educator
  • Spouse:Kathryn
  • Children:Kelly Legg, Tara Thompson
  • Grandchildren:Jordan, Jaylee, Kate, Rosemary, Jessie
  • Affiliations:Council of State Governments Justice Center, Board of Directors, 2007
    Education Commission of the States, Steering Committee, 2007-present
    FL Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, 2007
    Worksource Board, 2000-present
    Jobs for Florida Graduates: Board Member and Executive Committee Treasurer, 1998 to present
    Keepsafe, 1995-2000
    Angelwood, 1994-2000
    Sav-a-Child, 1994-Present
    Opportunity Development Inc., President 1986-1995
    Arthritis Foundation, Vice President, 1979-1985
    Old St. Luke's Restoration Secretary, 1978-1985
  • Highlights:Florida Council for Resource Development, Founding President
    Published numerous articles and chapters in three major books on fundraising
    Has a patent for an elementary school hurdle
    Florida Community College at Jacksonville College Development, Vice President
    National Council for Resource Development Board, four 1-year terms
    Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Two-Year College Advisory Board, four years
  • Former Service:Jacksonville City Council Education Task Force, 2002
    Florida Workforce Development Board, 2002
    State Job Training Coordinating Council, 1988-1995
    Jacksonville Landmarks Commission, 1985-1987
    Governor's Council on Handicapped Concerns, Chairman, 1984
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