|Member of the Florida Senate
from the 12th district
2001 - 2010
|Preceded by||Daniel Webster|
June 21, 1957 |
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Profession||President, Metropolitan Communications Incorporated|
Victor Crist is a Republican member of the Florida Senate, representing the 12th District since 2001; he won his first term by beating Democrat Kathy Castor in the general election. Previously he was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1992 through 2000.
Crist serves as Chair of the Senate's Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Committee and as Vice Chair of the Senate's Health Policy Committee. Crist, known as an expert on Criminal Justice issues, has served as an advisor on the topic to Florida's Attorney General.
In the mid-1990s, Crist founded the University Area Community Development Corporation in one of Tampa's more vulnerable communities. Crist now serves as CEO and Volunteer Chairman of the organization. The University Area Community Development Corporation is a 501c3 charitable organization whose mission is to obtain the necessary resources, support, and direction to improve and sustain a thriving community where great social, financial, educational and health-related challenges exist. In the pursuit of this mission, the UACDC works to further strengthen Hillsborough County’s most socially and economically vulnerable neighborhoods through activities, programs, and services. These range from operating a fully programmed, state-of-the-art Community Center Complex to increasing economic development and affordable housing in the area we serve through innovative partnerships between public and private sectors, as well as a wide range of service providers.
Senator Crist is of no relation to Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Senator Victor Crist is a Descendant of Zachary Taylor
- Web site "Senator Crist's web site"
- Formative years "Interview recorded in Oral Histories at USF"
- Florida State Legislature - Senator Victor Crist official government website
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Victor D. Crist (FL) profile
- Follow the Money - Victor D Crist
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