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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. Charlie Crist raising money and trying to make nice in Washington

      State Roundup

      WASHINGTON — It was dark out and the rookie congressman waited for the police with an aide, a fender bender delaying their trip to the Israeli Embassy, when a trolley full of tourists rolled by.

      Congressman Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, in his Washington office. (Alex Leary  |  Times)
    2. Charlie Crist, Women's March Pinellas organizers rally in St. Petersburg to 'save American healthcare'


      ST. PETERSBURG — U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and organizers from Women's March Pinellas joined with about 50 people Sunday for a rally against replacing the Affordable Care Act with a healthcare plan passe …

      U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, talks during a rally Sunday against replacing the Affordable Care Act with a healthcare plan passed late last week by House Republicans.
    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.
    6. 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
    7. 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.
    8. 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.

    9. 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