Legislator Profile

Former Florida Representative Charles Chestnut (D)
The information below was accurate during the legislator's active term.
Charles Chestnut
CONTACT INFORMATION
District Address:
3141 NW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL   32609-2186
Phone: (352) 955-3083

Capitol Address:
402 S. Monroe St.
212 The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL   32399-1300
Phone: (850) 488-5794
political profile
  • House District:23
  • First Elected:2006
  • Terms Out:2014
  • Party:Democrat
  • Delegations:Alachua,Marion
  • District Information:view district 23 map
  • Legislative Service:Elected to the House in 2006, reelected subsequently
PERSONAL INFO
  • Born:July 27, 1962, Gainesville, FL
  • Moved to Florida:
  • Religious Affiliation:Methodist
  • Education:Bethune-Cookman College, B.S., Business Administration (with honors), Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society;
    Miami-Dade Community College, A.S., Mortuary Science
  • Occupation:Funeral Director
  • Spouse:Tiffany Watts-Chestnut, of Gainesville
  • Children:Ashlei, Charlie
  • Affiliations:Alachua County Poverty Reduction Advisory Board, member 2004-2006
    Alachua County Poverty Reduction Advisory Board Mentoring Committee, member 2004-2006
    Community Redevelopment Agency, member 2000-2006
    Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization, member 2000-2006
    North Central Florida Regional Planning Council (NCFRPC), member 2004-2006, 2000-2003, Clearinghouse Committee 2004-2006, Board of Directors 2001-2003, Finance Committee 2001-2002, Program Committee 2000-2001
    Florida League of Cities, Advocacy Committee, member 2003-2004, Municipal Finance & Taxation Committee, member 2004-2005, Chairman 2003-2004, Vice Chairman 2002-2003, Resolutions Committee, At Large member 2005, Transportation & Urban Administration Committee 2005
    Homelessness Planning Group Services Committee 2005
    Alachua County Transportation Disadvantaged Board, Chairman 2000-2004
    Countywide Visioning and Planning Committee, member 2003
  • Former Service:Gainesville City Commissioner 2000-2006
    Mayor Pro Tem, Gainesville 2005-2006, 2003-2004
    Congresswoman Corrine Brown's Task Force on Kennedy Homes, Chairman 2003
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