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  Crist, Charlie
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2007-01-01  
 
NameCharlie Crist
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St. Petersburg, Florida , United States
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Born July 24, 1956
Died Still Living (58 years)
ContributorCBlock941
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 07, 2012 09:43pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Conservative - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Environment - Pro- gun - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Life - Pro-Tort Reform - Divorced - Married - Methodist - Disputed -
InfoGovernor Charlie Crist is a common-sense conservative who works toward practical solutions for less taxes and spending and increased personal freedom. On November 7, 2006, Governor Charlie Crist was elected to serve as Florida’s 44th Governor. Since his inauguration, Charlie Crist has worked to lower the cost of doing business and living in Florida, increase transparency in government, strengthen Florida’s economy and ensure the safety and world-class education of Florida’s children.

Some of Governor Crist’s most acclaimed accomplishments include: the largest tax cut in Florida history, the unanimously passed Cover Florida Health Care plan that provides access to affordable health care for thousands of uninsured Floridians, the Anti-Murder Act that has placed 96 probation violators behind bars, Operation Orange Tree which captured over 75 child predators, the state’s record 10,000 foster children adopted into loving permanent families, and the daily effort to maintain a level of fiscal responsibility in state spending that honors Florida’s hard-working taxpayers.

Charlie CristGovernor Crist’s long career of public service began in Florida’s criminal justice system while interning in the State Attorney’s Office before accepting a position as general counsel for the minor league division of the Baseball Commissioner’s Office. Governor Crist then worked as state director for former U.S. Senator Connie Mack before later returning to the private practice of law with the Tampa firm of Wood and Crist.

In 1992, Governor Crist won a seat in the Florida Senate. For six years in the Senate, Governor Crist served as Chairman of the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee and as Chairman of the Appropriations Criminal Justice Subcommittee. A strong voice for public safety, he sponsored, among other legislation, the Stop Turning Out Prisoners (STOP) bill requiring prisoners to serve at least 85 percent of their prison sentences. This earned him numerous honors, including appointment as an Honorary Sheriff by the Florida Sheriffs Association—only the third person to receive the honor in the organization’s long history.

After Governor Crist completed his Senate service, Governor Jeb Bush appointed him as Deputy Secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. In 2000, Governor Crist won a special election and became Florida’s last elected Commissioner of Education. Governor Crist’s path of public service next led him to seek election as Attorney General in 2002. He carried the general election by more than one-third of a million votes to become Florida’s first elected Republican Attorney General.

Charlie Crist, QB at Wake ForestGovernor Crist was born in 1956 in Altoona, Pennsylvania but spent his childhood in St. Petersburg, where he was class president at St. Petersburg High School and, later, student body vice president at Florida State University. In high school Governor Crist was the starting quarterback for his football team. He later played football at Wake Forest University before transferring and receiving his undergraduate degree from Florida State in 1978. Governor Crist then earned his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.

Governor Crist and his wife Carole have been married since December 12, 2008. They were married in his hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
11/01/2014-11/02/2014 Public Policy Polling (D) 40.00% ( 10.0) 47.00% ( 8.0) 13.00% ( 1.0)
10/09/2014-10/13/2014 Opinion Research Corporation (CNN) 42.00% ( 0.0) 53.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
12/17/2010-12/20/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 50.00% ( 3.0) 39.00% ( 4.0) 12.00% ( 2.0)
10/27/2010-10/27/2010 Rasmussen Reports 58.00% ( 7.0) 41.00% ( 7.0) 1.00% ( 1.0)
10/15/2010-10/19/2010 Ipsos-Public Affairs 48.00% ( 3.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 14.00% ( 4.0)
10/09/2010-10/10/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 47.00% ( 5.0) 43.00% ( 1.0) 10.00% ( 5.0)
10/06/2010-10/10/2010 Quinnipiac University 51.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
09/23/2010-09/28/2010 Quinnipiac University 51.00% ( 5.0) 43.00% ( 8.0) 6.00% ( 4.0)
09/22/2010-09/22/2010 Rasmussen Reports 51.00% ( 2.0) 48.00% ( 2.0) 2.00% ( 1.0)
09/14/2010-09/14/2010 Rasmussen Reports 53.00% ( 5.0) 46.00% ( 5.0) 1.00% ( 1.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/22/2014-10/27/2014 Quinnipiac University 45.00% ( 3.0) 45.00% ( 2.0) 10.00% ( 1.0)
10/14/2014-10/20/2014 Quinnipiac University 42.00% ( 1.0) 47.00% ( 2.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
10/10/2014-10/13/2014 Survey USA 35.00% ( 1.0) 45.00% ( 1.0) 20.00% ( 0.0)
10/06/2014-10/12/2014 McLaughlin & Associates (R) 42.00% ( 0.0) 48.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
10/08/2014-10/11/2014 St. Pete Polls 40.00% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
10/02/2014-10/05/2014 Survey USA 36.00% ( 3.0) 44.00% ( 1.0) 20.00% ( 1.0)
09/17/2014-09/22/2014 Survey USA 33.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0)
09/17/2014-09/22/2014 Quinnipiac University 41.00% ( 1.0) 49.00% ( 7.0) 10.00% ( 8.0)
09/04/2014-09/07/2014 Public Policy Polling (D) 40.00% ( 3.0) 46.00% ( 4.0) 14.00% ( 1.0)
07/17/2014-07/21/2014 Quinnipiac University 40.00% ( 25.0) 42.00% ( 25.0) 18.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 09, 2013 11:45am News Charlie Crist endorses gay marriage  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Aug 25, 2012 11:00pm Endorsement Former Gov. Charlie Crist: Here's why I'm backing Barack Obama  Article RBH 
Jun 09, 2012 11:40am News Report: Fmr. Fla. Republican Chair Accuses Crist Of Being Homosexual  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 16, 2012 07:00pm News Former Gov. Charlie Crist says Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer tried to extort him in 2011  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Dec 01, 2011 01:05pm General Charlie Crist Gets Called a "Big Dick" by Wife's Ex After Child Abandonment Court Case  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 04, 2011 11:45pm Advertisement The Sad Fate of Charlie Crist: Annoying TV Ad Lawyer  Article Homegrown Democrat 

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FAMILY
Wife Carole Crist Dec 12, 2008-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/04/2014 FL Governor Lost 47.07% (-1.08%)
  08/26/2014 FL Governor - D Primary Won 74.36% (+48.72%)
  11/02/2010 FL US Senate Lost 29.71% (-19.19%)
  05/12/2010 FL Governor - Party Switch Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 FL Governor Won 52.18% (+7.07%)
  09/05/2006 FL Governor - R Primary Won 63.98% (+30.49%)
  11/05/2002 FL Attorney General Won 53.42% (+6.84%)
  09/10/2002 FL Attorney General - R Primary Won 50.11% (+23.52%)
  11/07/2000 FL Education Commissioner - Special Won 53.72% (+9.28%)
  11/03/1998 FL US Senate Lost 37.53% (-24.94%)
  09/01/1998 FL US Senate - R Primary Won 66.45% (+32.90%)
  11/08/1994 FL State Senate 20 Won 63.30% (+26.60%)
  11/03/1992 FL State Senate 20 Won 58.26% (+16.52%)
  09/01/1992 FL State Senate 20 - R Primary Won 62.14% (+24.29%)
  09/30/1986 FL State Senate 18 - R Runoff Lost 47.50% (-5.00%)
  09/02/1986 FL State Senate 18 - R Primary Won 27.68% (+1.91%)
ENDORSEMENTS
FL US Senate - Nov 06, 2012 D Bill Nelson
FL US President - Nov 06, 2012 D Barack Obama
FL District 18 - Nov 06, 2012 D Patrick Murphy
FL District 16 - Nov 06, 2012 D Keith Fitzgerald
Tampa Mayor - Mar 01, 2011 D Dick A. Greco
St. Petersburg Mayor - Primary - Sep 01, 2009 R Deveron Gibbons
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 NPA Reject
Florida Marriage Protection Amendment - Nov 04, 2008 YES Yes
FL State Senate 23 - R Primary - Aug 26, 2008 R Michael J. Grant
FL District 16 - R Primary - Aug 26, 2008 R Tom Rooney
FL US President - R Primary - Jan 29, 2008 R John McCain
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS; LIMITATIONS ON PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS - Jan 29, 2008 YES Yes
FL US Senate - R Primary - Aug 31, 2004 R Mel Martinez