Jason Steele (politician)

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Jason Steele
Republican candidate for
Florida House of Representatives (District 31)
Election date
2008
Personal details
Born (1948-07-26) July 26, 1948 (age 68)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Political party Republican
Occupation Broker 2004–present
Florida HOR Member 1980–1982
Website Jason Steele's Campaign Website

Jason Steele (born July 26, 1948) is an American politician who was a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1980 to 1982.[1] His district included portions of Brevard County. He was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[2]

He lost his bid for Florida House District 31 to replace term-limited Representative Mitch Needelman. He ran against Ken Babington, Ron Stump, and John Tobia. Tobia won.

In March 2009, Steele filed to run against John Tobia in the 2010 election cycle, but rescinded his name in the summer of 2009.[3]

Career[edit]

Steele’s earliest experience was as a personal aide to Governor Claude Kirk.[citation needed]

In 1981 Steele served on the committee for Tourism, Economic Development and Transportation, Private Property Rights. He served as the Chairman of the Brevard County Legislative committee.

In 1993 Steele was seated as the Liaison to the Florida Real Estate Education Foundation. In 1994 he became an Agency Task Force committee member. In 1992 he became the Chairman of the Florida Real Estate Commission. Before this he was the Vice-Chairman.

In 1981 Steele ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Florida Senate. He also ran an unsuccessful campaign in 1984 for the Florida House of Representatives.

From 1980–1982 Steele served in the Florida House of Representatives for District 44.

  • 2004 to 2008 Prevent Board of Directors
  • 2002 to 2008 Member Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute Florida
  • 1985 to 2008 Founder, and Member of Space Coast Tiger Bay Club
  • 1992 Chairman Florida Real Estate Commission

Professional Experience[edit]

Steele is currently a Managing Broker for Coldwell Banker Ed Schlitt in Melbourne, Florida. From 2002-2004 he was the Director of the Division of Real Estate for the State of Florida. Circuit Court Judge George Maxwell appointed Steele the receiver for the Brevard Builder Group in 2002. In his early life, 1976–2003, he was Vice President of the Steele Company out of Indialantic, Florida.

Steele has been an expert witness and has been retained for legal opinion on real estate cases in the state of Florida. He was also appointed by Governor Bob Martinez to be a Florida Real Estate Commissioner for 8 years.[when?] He has been a Real Estate Instructor since 1980.[4]

Education[edit]

Steele is an I.T.I.[clarification needed] Trained Real Estate Instructor for GRI[clarification needed], Fair Housing, Sales and Marketing, Environmental Permitting, Agency, and Law. He attended Florida State University. He was awarded an associate degree[clarification needed] from Broward Community College.[when?] Attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Fort Lauderdale, Florida). He graduated from Stranahan High School Ft. Lauderdale.[when?]

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