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Charlie Crist

Charles Joseph Crist

    Charlie Crist is a Democratic former governor of Florida who works for Morgan & Morgan, a personal injury law firm. Crist was elected governor in 2006 as a Republican. He did not seek re-election, instead losing a U.S. Senate race to Republican Marco Rubio, during which time Crist left the GOP. In December 2012, he registered as a Democrat. He previously served as Florida education commissioner, attorney general and state senator.

    Crist was born in Altoona, Pa., on July 24, 1956. He graduated from St. Petersburg High School and attended Wake Forest, Florida State and Samford universities. Crist and his wife, Carole, live in St. Petersburg.


    1. Dancing and donating at Equality Florida gala


      More than 600 people gathered in Mahaffey Theater to celebrate progress and prepare for more hard work at Equality Florida's St. Pete Gala.

    2. David Jolly sets up non-profit


      Former U.S. Rep. David Jolly is launching a non-profit organization to promote policies and issues important in Pinellas County and keep his profile elevated should he decide to run against Democrat Charlie Crist again in 2018.

    3. Rep. Charlie Crist spends hours answering questions at St. Petersburg town hall

      State Roundup

      ST. PETERSBURG — Tracy Crabtree of Clearwater writes to legislators.

      Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, hands a business card to Tracy Crabtree of Clearwater, who asked for the best way to reach legislators, during his town hall Saturday at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. “On every card I hand out, it’s my personal cellphone,” Crist said.
    4. Carole Crist: I will always love Charlie


      Former Florida First Lady Carole Crist sent us a statement this morning about U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, filing for divorce Friday. She and the former governor were married for more than eight years.

      Carole Crist
    5. Rep. Charlie Crist divorcing his wife, Carole


      After more than eight years of marriage, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist has filed for divorce.

      Charlie Crist and Carole Rome Crist speak to reporters outside the First United Methodist Church in downtown St. Petersburg after their wedding on Dec. 12, 2008.
    6. Charlie Crist invites 8th grader and advocate for Syrian refugees to attend Donald Trump speech


      A St. Petersburg eighth grader trying to help Syrian refugees will be the guest of U.S. Rep.Charlie Crist at Tuesday's address to Congress by President Donald Trump, who is barring Syrian refugees from America.

    7. George Hamilton, Gloria Allred raising dough for Charlie Crist


      The tan joke is too easy, so we'll skip it and simply note than U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, is heading to Beverly Hills for a Feb. 22 fundraising reception hosted by a bunch of U.S. House members from California and celebs including part-time Palm Beacher George Hamilton, ubiguitous trial lawyer …

      Crist's La La Land fundraiser
    8. Democrats push for down-ballot support at St. Petersburg rally


      ST. PETERSBURG — Democrats gathered Sunday afternoon in Williams Park to implore voters to get to the polls early and vote their party in down-ballot races.

      Former Gov. Charlie Crist, the Democratic candidate for U.S. House District 13, speaks with Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, during a rally Sunday afternoon at Williams Park in St. Petersburg.
    9. Jolly, Crist, other local candidates talk sewage, the Rays, education at Gulfport forum


      GULFPORT -- Several candidates appearing on the Gulfport general ballot took to the podium for a few minutes Thursday night to talk about their past experiences and future aspirations.

      U.S. House Debate Congressional District 13 between U.S. Rep. David Jolly, the Republican incumbent, and Democrat Charlie Crist, at the Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg in September.
    10. Environmental group steps up to help Charlie Crist beat David Jolly


      The League of Conservation Voters has added Republican U.S. Rep. David Jolly of Pinellas County Jolly to their “Dirty Dozen” list,  announcing a $200,000 mail campaign against him. . The LCV and LCV Victory Fund said they are spending at least $1 million or more to defeat House candidates in the 2016 …