Charlie Justice (politician)

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Charlie Justice
Member of the Florida Senate
from the 16th district
In office
Preceded by Jim Sebesta
Succeeded by Jack Latvala
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 53rd district
In office
Preceded by Lars Hafner
Succeeded by Rick Kriseman
Personal details
Born (1968-07-23) July 23, 1968 (age 46)
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kathleen
Residence Saint Petersburg, Florida
Alma mater Saint Petersburg Junior College,
University of South Florida
Profession Director, Leadership Programming at USFSP
Religion Episcopal

Charlie Justice is an American politician from the state of Florida. A member of the Democratic Party, Justice serves on the Pinellas County Commission. He was formerly a member of the Florida House of Representatives representing the 53rd district from 2006 to 2007, and the Florida Senate representing the 16th district from 2007 to 2010.


Justice worked as a project coordinator for the University of South Florida, and as a legislative aide to Lars Hafner, when Hafner represented the 53rd district in the Florida House of Representatives.[1] Justice was elected to the Florida House, representing the 53rd District, in 2000, succeeding Hafner, who could not run for reelection due to term limits. Justice served in the Florida House from 2001 through 2007. He was elected to the Florida Senate, representing the 16th District, in 2006, and was sworn in in 2007.

Justice ran in 2010 as the Democratic nomination for the United States House of Representatives in Florida's 10th congressional district. In order to run for Congress, Justice resigned his seat in the Florida Senate in 2010. Justice lost to Republican Party candidate Bill Young by a wide margin: 66% to 34%.

Justice ran for Pinellas County Commission in the 2012 election cycle. He defeated his opponent, incumbent Nancy Bostock.

With Young opting to retire rather than run for reelection in the 2014 elections, Justice is a potential candidate.[2]

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