Rick Kriseman

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Rick Kriseman
Rick Kriseman 2013.jpg
Mayor of St. Petersburg
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 2, 2014
Preceded by Bill Foster
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 53rd district
In office
2007–2013
Preceded by Charlie Justice
Succeeded by John Tobia
Personal details
Born (1962-08-02) August 2, 1962 (age 51)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kerry Kriseman
Alma mater University of Florida
Stetson University

Rick Kriseman (born August 2, 1962) is the mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida. He is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives representing the 53rd district.

Personal life and education[edit]

Kriseman was born in Detroit, Michigan, and moved to Florida in 1972. He received his bachelor's degree in broadcasting from the University of Florida in 1984 and his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University in 1987.[1]

Career[edit]

Kriseman served on the St. Petersburg City Council from 2000 to 2006.[2] Kriseman was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006, spending his entire career in the minority.[3] Kriseman was elected mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida in 2013, defeating Republican incumbent mayor Bill Foster. Kriseman took 55 percent of the vote.[4] Kriseman took office in 2014.[5]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Representative Rick Kriseman". Florida House of Representatives. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Times recommends: Kriseman for mayor". Tampa Bay Times. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Puente, Mark (26 October 2013). "A look at St. Pete mayoral candidate Rick Kriseman's Florida House record". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Rick Kriseman elected mayor of St. Petersburg". MyFox Tampa Bay. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Puente, Mark (2 January 2014). "St. Petersburg swears in Mayor Rick Kriseman with showy outdoor ceremony". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Charlie Justice
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 53rd district

2006—2012
Succeeded by
John Tobia