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Encyclopedia > Charlie Crist
Charles Crist, Jr.


Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 2, 2007
Lieutenant Jeff Kottkamp
Preceded by Jeb Bush

Born July 24, 1956 (1956-07-24) (age 51)
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse Amanda Morrow (1979-1980) (Divorced)
Profession Lawyer
Religion Methodist

Charles Joseph "Charlie" Crist, Jr. (born July 24, 1956), is an American politician of the Republican Party and the current Governor of Florida. Crist served as state attorney general from 2003 to 2007.[1] List of Governors of Florida: Florida Governors Military Government Territorial Government Statehood Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Florida | Government of Florida ... Open seat redirects here. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The position of lietuenant governor was created in the 1968 Florida state constitution (See Article IV, Section 2). ... Jeffrey Jeff Kottkamp (born November 12, 1960) is an American politician from the State of Florida. ... John Ellis Jeb Bush (born February 11, 1953), a Republican, is the forty-third and current Governor of Florida. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Altoona is a city in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... GOP redirects here. ... For the fish called lawyer, see Burbot. ... For other uses, see Methodism (disambiguation). ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      Politics of the United States takes place in a framework of a presidential... List of Governors of Florida: Florida Governors Military Government Territorial Government Statehood Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Florida | Government of Florida ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Crist was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania.[2] to Charlie Crist Sr., a Greek Cypriot, and Nancy Lee, who is Scots-Irish. Crist later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, where he attended Riviera Middle School[3] [4] and graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1974. He attended Wake Forest University, where he played quarterback for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team. Crist received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University where he was the Vice President of the student body. He is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. While at FSU, Crist was named Mr. Seminole. He received his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law in Alabama. He is a member of the First Methodist Church of St. Petersburg. In July of 1979 he married Amanda Marrow. The couple had no children and divorced in 1980. He is thought to be a potential candidate for national office.[citation needed] Altoona is a city in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Greek Cypriot refers to the ethnic Greek population of Cyprus. ... Scots-Irish (formerly Scotch-Irish) is a term used to describe inhabitants of the USA and Canada of Scots-Irish (particularly Ulster-Scots) descent, who formed distinctive communities and had distinctive social characteristics. ... For other uses, see St. ... Address 2501 5th Avenue North Town St. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Head Coach Jim Grobe 12th Year, 71–67–1 Home Stadium Groves Stadium Capacity 31,500 - FieldTurf Conference ACC - Atlantic First Year 1888 Website WF Sports Team Records All-time Record 389–577–33 (.406) Postseason Bowl Record 4–3–0 Awards Wire National Titles 0 Conference Titles 2 (1970... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ) is an international, secret, social, Greek-letter, college fraternity. ... J.D. redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Cumberland Law Schools Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The First Methodist Church of St. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...

Contents

Early career

Crist entered state politics representing parts of St. Petersburg in the Florida Senate, where he became best known for his support of chain gangs for state prison inmates, earning him the nickname "Chain Gang Charlie."[2] Crist became well-known in state politics in 1998, when after nearly six years in the Senate he challenged popular Democratic incumbent Bob Graham for his U.S. Senate seat but lost by 26 percent. In 1999, Governor Jeb Bush appointed Crist to the position of Deputy Secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. In 2001, Crist was elected to the office of Education Commissioner of Florida in November 2000, and he served in this capacity until 2003. When the office was eliminated in accordance with a 1998 constitutional amendment, all responsibilities turned over to the appointed Secretary of Education. Crist had by that time already won his position as State Attorney General. The Florida Senate is part of the Legislative branch of government for the state of Florida. ... 1894 illustration of chain gang performing manual labour. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Daniel Robert Graham (born November 9, 1936) is an American politician. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... This article is about the year. ... John Ellis Jeb Bush (born February 11, 1953), a Republican, is the forty-third and current Governor of Florida. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


During his time in office, Crist has been applauded by civil rights and consumer groups for expanding the powers of the Attorney General to prosecute civil rights and fraud cases. He has also received acclaim for his work to combat spam e-mails, freeze utility rates, end telecom deception, and protect the environment. Supporters of Crist's candidacy included America's Most Wanted host John Walsh, who publicly filed Crist's gubernatorial candidacy paperwork, citing his work with the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. John Walsh also appears in Crist's "anti-murder" campaign advertisements. E-mail spam, also known as bulk e-mail or junk e-mail is a subset of spam that involves sending nearly identical messages to numerous recipients by e-mail. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For the professional wrestling tag team, see Americas Most Wanted (professional wrestling). ... For other persons named John Walsh, see John Walsh (disambiguation). ...


Crist's tenure as Attorney General has been criticized by some. Some activists who had pushed for government intervention in the Terri Schiavo right-to-life case strongly criticized Crist when he did not attempt further legal action to keep Schiavo on life support. As Attorney General, he was also criticized for not using his powers to investigate Schiavo's missing Department of Children and Families file. Theresa Marie Terri Schiavo (December 3, 1963 – March 31, 2005), from St. ...


Canadian anti-consumer-fraud activist and author Les Henderson also criticized Crist's handling of the Lou Pearlman Wilhelmina Scouting Network affair in his September 2006 book Under Investigation. Henderson's book presents documentary evidence that Assistant Attorney General Jacqueline Dowd was forced to resign by Crist's office when she refused to stop investigating the scam, and intended to file charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.[5][6] Les Henderson is a Canadian consumer fraud investigating author and creator of consumer-fraud awareness site Crimes Of Persuasion (COP)[1]. Les Henderson wrote two books, Crimes Of Persuasion and Under Investigation. His first book Crimes Of Persuasion describes a large variety of schemes, scams and frauds. Les Hendersons... Louis Jay Pearlman (born June 19 1954, Flushing, Queens, New York, U.S.) was a manager for several boy bands including the Backstreet Boys, N Sync and US5. ... The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (commonly referred to as RICO) is a United States federal law which provides for extended penalties for criminal acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. ...


A lawsuit stemming from the alleged Lou Pearlman Ponzi Scheme and investment scandal alleges that Crist delayed or interfered with investigations into Pearlman in return for campaign donations, use of private jets, home, and skyboxes. [7] Louis Jay Pearlman (born June 19 1954, Flushing, Queens, New York, U.S.) was a manager for several boy bands including the Backstreet Boys, N Sync and US5. ... A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that involves paying abnormally high returns (profits) to investors out of the money paid in by subsequent investors, rather than from net revenues generated by any real business. ...


2006 gubernatorial race

Crist consistently led Democratic opponent Jim Davis in statewide opinion polling during the fall of 2006, and so opted to skip a politically-risky appearance with President Bush. Crist had reasoned that the Pensacola area was already firmly in his camp, and instead decided to appear in a more closely-contested area with Arizona Sen. John McCain. Davis accused Crist of trying to avoid being associated with the unpopular President, whose job-approval rating stood at 34 percent nationally and merely 29 percent within Florida.[8] The 2006 Florida gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 2006. ... James Oscar Jim Davis III (born October 11, 1957) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... For McCains grandfather and father, see John S. McCain, Sr. ...


Crist also led his opponents in fundraising throughout the campaign, but his activities were occasionally controversial. One of Crist's backers was real estate mogul Donald Trump, whose guests at a Crist fundraiser included a former Ukrainian official in the country illegally, as well as the owner of a company under investigation by Crist's office. Crist later returned the donations from the companies under investigation, while the Ukrainian official's fee was paid by another guest. Further controversy set in, however, when ethics complaints were filed against Crist and his chief of staff for failing to investigate a major donor, personnel firm Convergys, that has been plagued by lawsuits and prison sentences for its role in the inadequate protection of state employees' social security numbers. Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. ...


The Rev. O'Neal Dozier, a member of Crist's team and the Worldwide Christian Church, also generated controversy after being dismissed from his position on the Broward Judicial Nominating Commission for calling Islam a "cult" and a "dangerous religion", and opposing the construction of a Mosque on the grounds that "we don't want our area to be a breeding ground for terrorists". [9] When questioned about Dozier, Crist initially declined to take action on Dozier and said that he was "happy" with the help he got.[10] However, Crist later told his staff to remove Dozier from all campaign committees, saying "While Charlie Crist respects Rev. Dozier's right to express his political and religious beliefs, he does not agree with Rev. Dozier's recent statements and writings concerning Islam".[11][12]. Broward County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca as it exists today A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ...


Platform

Crist's platform as a gubernatorial candidate included a "pro-life and pro-family" approach to abortion[13][14], $3,000 subsidies to heterosexual adoptive parents and $5,000 subsidies to foster parents, advocation of parent choice and strict, standardized testing in education, prescription drug tracking for assurance of safety and proper health care, less expensive homeowners insurance, report cards for insurance companies, abolition of citizens insurance, support for right to die, including respect for living wills, legal protection in eminent domain cases, lawsuit reform through elimination of joint and several liability, property tax flexibility, support for Florida's Defense of Marriage Act, cautious support for the death penalty[15], gun owner rights (endorsed by the NRA as an "A+" candidate)[16], efforts to stop the "clear pattern of growth" in hate crimes, support for closed borders with promotion of legal immigration, opposition to further statewide expansion of legal gambling, and support for environmental protections such as a ban on oil drilling near Florida's coastline. For other uses, see Adoption (disambiguation). ... Foster care is a system by which a certified, stand-in parent(s) cares for minor children or young people who have been removed from their biological parents or other custodial adults by state authority. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... Home insurance, also commonly called hazard insurance or homeowners insurance (often abbreviated in the real estate industry as HOI), is the type of property insurance that covers private homes. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... For the 1987 film, see Right to Die (film) The term right to die refers to various issues around the death of an individual when that person could continue to live with the aid of life support, or in a diminished or enfeebled capacity. ... Eminent domain (United States), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia) or expropriation (Canada, South Africa) in common law legal systems is the inherent power of the state to seize a citizens private property, expropriate property, or rights in property, without the owner... Civil action redirects here. ... Property tax, millage tax is an ad valorem tax that an owner of real estate or other property pays on the value of the property being taxed. ... The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is the commonly-used name of a federal law of the United States that is officially known as Pub. ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ... NRA is an abbreviation that may mean: National regulatory authorities Negative relative accommodation Nuclear reaction analysis In Ireland: National Roads Authority In the Republic of China: National Revolutionary Army, was the National Army of the Republic of China from 1925 until 1949 In Latvia: Neatkarīgā Rīta Avīze... A hate crime (bias crime), loosely defined, is a crime committed because of the perpetrators prejudices. ... Gamble redirects here. ... This article is about the natural environment. ...


Governor

Emission controls

In July 2007, Crist announced plans to sign executive orders that would impose strict air-pollution standards in the state, with aims to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 80 percent of 1990 levels by 2050. Crist's orders would set new emissions targets for power companies, automobiles and trucks, toughen conservation goals for state agencies, and require state-owned vehicles to use alternative fuels.[17]


Creation of Research Flagship Universities

During Florida's 2007 Legislative Session, Governor Charlie Crist signed into law SB-1710 which allowed the Board of Governors to allow Tuition Differential only for the University of Florida, Florida State University, and the University of South Florida (determined by law as the Research Flagships of the State University System). This legislation ultimately created a Tier System for Higher Education in Florida's State University System.[18] The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... The University of South Florida (USF), known within its system as USF Tampa[2][3][4], is a public university system located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with an autonomous campus in St. ...


Disputes with Insurance Companies

In 2007, Governor Crist has been embroiled in public disputes with property insurers over homeowners' insurance rates. Governor Crist had expected insurers to lower their rates with new reinsurance coverage available from the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund. However, insurers have found that although the FHCF will offer them complete coverage, there are significant doubts in the marketplace as to whether the FHCF will be able to make good on those claims. Ratings agencies (such as Moody's, Standard & Poor's, and A. M. Best) have warned insurers that if they accept too much reinsurance from FHCF, they risk being downgraded. With such a warning in hand, insurers have instead gone to the private reinsurance market for much of their reinsurance, and have found significantly higher rates. Reinsurance is a means by which an insurance company can protect itself against the risk of losses with other insurance companies. ... Moodys Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the holding company for Moodys Investors Service which performs financial research and analysis on commercial and government entities. ... Publications Standard & Poors publishes a weekly (48 times a year) stock market analysis newsletter called The Outlook, which is issued both in print and online to subscribers. ... A.M. Best is a NRSRO (Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization) by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. ...


On race relations

Democratic Representative Terry Fields of Jacksonville, Florida referred to Crist as the state's "first black governor", saying, "Charlie Crist has been a friend to the African-American community even before he became governor". “Jacksonville” redirects here. ...


He is the first Republican governor to accept the state's NAACP invitation to a convention and endorsed legislation requiring paper records of all ballots cast during an election, stemming from criticisms in black communities that believed they were being undercounted by computerized voting machines. [19] The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP, generally pronounced as EN Double AY SEE PEE) is one of the oldest and most influential civil rights organizations in the United States. ...


2008 presidential election

Crist campaigned frequently with John McCain during the Florida primaries and gave the Arizona Senator his endorsement. Crist has been mentioned by the media as a possible running mate for McCain and McCain himself has praised Crist.[20] A McCain-Crist ticket may help McCain to secure the 27 electoral votes from the state of Florida. For McCains grandfather and father, see John S. McCain, Sr. ...


Crist has said that he is willing to do a do-over of Florida's Democratic primary in order to properly assign the delegates, so that they may be counted at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.[21] The 2008 Democratic National Convention will be the 2008 United States presidential nominating convention of the Democratic Party. ...


Electoral history

Florida Gubernatorial Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Charlie Crist 2,519,845 52.2
Democratic Jim Davis 2,178,289 45.1

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References

  1. ^ Florida Attorneys General (1845 - Present)
  2. ^ a b Morgan, Lucy (2005-05-09). Crist Will Enter Governor's Race 1A. St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved on 2007-01-12.
  3. ^ PUBLIC EDUCATION: Like herding FCATs, Crist's challenge is elusive: Make accountability appealing. St. Petersburg Times (Florida). February 25, 2007
  4. ^ Crist's politics getting greener; Not all support focus on global warming. Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Florida). April 22, 2007
  5. ^ bizjournals.com Dowd leaves attorney general's office
  6. ^ Gainsville.com Book: Crist tried to 'whitewash' probe
  7. ^ St. Petersburg Times March 6, 2007 Lawsuit faults Crist in giant Ponzi scheme
  8. ^ Fla. GOP Candidate Snubs Bush - Associated Press, Nov. 6, 2006
  9. ^ Anything but straight - Falls Church News-Press, July 13, 2006
  10. ^ Religious Tolerance is Booed loudly - The Miami Herald, 13 July 2006
  11. ^ Crist dumps preacher who ranted on Islam - The Miami Herald. 23 September 2006.
  12. ^ Pastor appointed by Bush won't apologize for remarks on Islam - The Bradenton Herald (Associated Press), July 11, 2006
  13. ^ Gallagher Takes Off the Gloves; Crist Retaliates - The Tampa Tribune (Media General), August 21, 2006
  14. ^ However, Crist said that he would not sign a South Dakota-style bill when asked whether or not he would by a Miami radio station. When asked during debates with Gallagher, Crist said that he is "pro-life" but that he doesn't want to change the law. For these reasons it is difficult to understand exactly what Crist's position on abortion is. Crist would sign abortion ban, discusses adoption proposal - Naples Daily News , March 23, 2006
  15. ^ Execution Puts Crist To Test Tampa Bay Online (TBO.com), December 15, 2006
  16. ^ NRA candidate scores
  17. ^ Florida To Introduce Tough Greenhouse Gas Targets
  18. ^ [1] Orlando Sentinel Article.
  19. ^ Brendan Farrington (October 11, 2007). "Gov. Crist lauded by African-Americans, called 'first black governor'". South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
  20. ^ Libby Quaid (2008-03-06). McCain noncommittal on veep choice. Associated Press. Retrieved on 2008-03-06.
  21. ^ Nadine Elsibai (2008-03-02). Crist Says He'd Support a Repeat of Florida Democratic Primary. Yahoo! News. Retrieved on 2008-03-02.

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External links

Articles

  • [2] Morgan, Lucy (May 9, 2005). "Crist Will Enter Governor's Race." St. Petersburg Times, pp. 1A.
  • [3] 1998 U.S. Senate race results.
  • [4] Bousquet, Steve (February 18, 2006) "Crist's landlord reportedly takes illegal tax exemption" "St. Petersburg Times"
  • [5] March, William (January 8, 2006) Tampa Tribune
  • [6] (February 13, 2006) "Candidate's Fundraiser Uncovers Questionable Supporters" "Miami Herald"
  • [7]Tisch, Chris (January 17, 2005) "The Woman Who Asked Charlie That Question" "St. Petersburg Times"
  • [8]Capital Bureau
  • [9] Attorney seeks to block steroid questions in corrections lawsuit
  • [10] (October 3, 2006) "Book: Crist tried to "whitewash" probe" "The Gainsville Sun"
Preceded by
Richard Doran
Florida Attorney General
20032007
Succeeded by
Bill McCollum
Preceded by
John E. Bush
Governor of Florida
2007 -
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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Crist said there were no complaints to his office about the alleged abuse, exploitation and neglect of Terri Schiavo when there is an envelope containing information about alleged abuse in the Schiavo case which was personally handed to him and which was later returned to the complainant without action---but with Charlie Crist's fingerprints.
Crist denied in a televised report that the DCF ever received any complaints concerning Terri Schiavo, an outright false statement demonstrated by the fact the week before, Greer had waved a file in the courtroom indicating it was a report by the DCF in the Schiavo case which had been sealed.
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