This is a bill that really focuses on trying to help children and encouraging better teachers. It pays better teachers more, and that just seems like the right thing to do to meFla. Senate passes 'teacher tenure' bill Mar 25, 2010
I think the people are concerned about the future, and they're interested in having people who put them first, instead of politicsCrist running as independent for Senate Apr 29, 2010
Prior to Mr. Greer's resignation as chairman, I had never heard of Victory Strategies LLCCrist could be witness against GOP leader Jun 30, 2010
We are continuing to keep a close watch on the oil spill and are prepared to respond to any impacts we may experienceCrist seeks $100M from BP for Florida Jun 04, 2010
This bill places an inappropriate burden on a woman seeking to terminate a pregnancyFla. governor vetoes 'ultrasound' measure Jun 12, 2010
Charles Joseph "Charlie" Crist Jr. (pronounced /ˈkrɪst/; born July 24, 1956) is an American politician who was the 44th Governor of Florida. Prior to his election as governor, Crist previously served as Florida State Senator, Education Commissioner, and Attorney General. He was elected governor in 2006 with 52.4 percent of the vote (against opponent Jim Davis), and took office the following year.
Crist's term as governor ended in January 2011. Crist announced on May 12, 2009 that he would run instead for the United States Senate seat being vacated by then-fellow Republican Mel Martinez. He later decided to run as an independent in the general election, but lost to Republican Marco Rubio in the general election.
Crist was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on July 24, 1956, to Charles Joseph Crist, Sr., an American physician of Greek Cypriot descent, and Nancy (née Lee), of Scots-Irish American descent. His family name is adapted from the original Greek name "Christodoulou". Crist moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, as a child, where he attended Riviera Middle School and graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1974. He is the second of four children and has three sisters: Margaret Crist Wood, Elizabeth Crist Hyden, and Catherine Crist Kennedy. He attended Wake Forest University for two years, where he played quarterback for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team. Crist earned his undergraduate degree from Florida State University where he was elected Vice President of the student body and became a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He received his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law in Alabama.