Mike Weinstein

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Michael Weinstein
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 19th district
In office
2008–Present
Preceded by Dick Kravitz
Personal details
Born (1949-02-06) February 6, 1949 (age 68)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sara Weinstein
Religion Christian

Michael B. (Mike) Weinstein (born February 6, 1949) is an American politician who was a member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 19 which encompasses parts of Jacksonville and surrounding areas.

Life[edit]

Weinstein was born in Livingston, New Jersey.[1] He relocated to Florida in 1975. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Hartwick College, a M.S. from California State University, Long Beach, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. He later served as a prosecutor in the State Attorney's Office. He currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida with his family.[2]

Prior to being elected Weinstein served as the CEO of the team responsible for Jacksonville's successful bid for Super Bowl XXXIX.

Political career[edit]

Weinstein was elected Representative for Florida's District 19, covering Clay, Duval, and St. John's counties, in the 2008 elections.[2] He served as House Deputy Majority Whip from August 24, 2009 to 2010, and was reelected in the 2010 elections.[2]

He received national attention from a music video (produced by his son Scott, under the stage name Scott Leigh) released by his campaign promoting his 2010 reelection.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

In 2012 Weinstein sought election in the Florida Senate for District 4, again accompanied by another Scott Leigh video, "The Weinstein Slide" (which discusses the general mudslinging that accompanies many campaigns, and samples the original video music).[9]

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