Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Representative  Joseph Abruzzo

District 85
Democrat

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Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Wellington

Occupation:  Businessman

Education:  Lynn University, B.A., 2003

Born:  August 14, 1980

Military:  United States Coast Guard, Port Security Specialist 2005-present; National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, United States Coast Guard Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Unit Citation; U.S. Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association Physical Fitness Award; U.S. Coast Guard Port Security "A" School Honor Team

Moved to Florida:  1999

Religious Affiliation:  Catholic

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2008, reelected subsequently

Other Public Service

Health Care District of Palm Beach County, Board Commissioner, present

Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council, present

Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation, present

Palm Beach County Consumer Affairs Hearing Board 2008

City of Boca Raton Education Advisory Board 2002-2003

Affiliations

Palm Beach County Democratic Executive Committee, member

Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, member

Palms West Chamber of Commerce, Trustee 2008

Wellington Chamber of Commerce, member

Voters Coalition, member

West Palm Beach Democratic Club, member

Mid-County Democratic Club, member

Lake Worth West Democratic Club, member

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Heroes' Circle

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, member

Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Founding member

Autism Speaks, Sponsor

Highlights

AIF Florida Maritime Council, Legislator of the Year 2011

Delray Citizens for Delray Beach Police, Award of Appreciation 2011

Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, Legislator of the Year 2010

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Legislative Award 2010

Palm Beach County Medical Society, President's Award 2010

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Legislative Award 2009

 
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