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Record Group Number: 000109
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Creator: Florida. Governor (2007-2011 : Crist)
Title, Dates: Governor (2007-2011 : Crist) record group.
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Biographical/Historical Note:     Charlie Crist was born in 1956 in Altoona, Pennsylvania and grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida.  He served as class president at St. Petersburg High School and later as student body vice president at Florida State University.  Crist was the starting quarterback for his high school football team and later played at Wake Forest University before transferring and receiving his undergraduate degree from Florida State in 1978.  Crist earned his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.

    Crist interned in the State Attorney's Office before accepting a position as general counsel for the minor league division of the Baseball Commissioner's Office.  He served as state director for U.S. Senator Connie Mack before returning to private law practice in Tampa.

    In 1992 Crist was elected to the Florida Senate, where he chaired the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee and the Appropriations Criminal Justice Subcommittee.  He sponsored, among other legislation, the Stop Turning Out Prisoners (STOP) bill requiring prisoners to serve at least 85 percent of their prison sentences.  He was subsequently appointed as an Honorary Sheriff by the Florida Sheriffs Association, only the third person to receive the honor in the organization's 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 won a special election to become Florida's last elected Commissioner of Education.  In 2002, Crist was elected Attorney General, becoming Florida's first elected Republican Attorney General.

    On November 7, 2006, Crist was elected Governor of Florida.

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