A graduate of Florida State University, Governor Charlie Crist has a long record of public service in Florida. From 1992 until 1998, he served as a Florida State Senator. Afterward, from 1998 to 2000, he was deputy secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. In 2000, his career in statewide office began when he was elected as Florida's 21st Education Commissioner of Florida, serving until 2003, when he was elected to be the 35th Attorney General of Florida. Following a four-year term as Attorney General, Governor Crist was elected as Florida's 44th Governor, serving from 2007 to 2011.
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