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Charlie Crist

Charlie Crist
Personal data
Date of birthJuly 24, 1956(age 60)
Place of birthAltoona, Pennsylvania
Political partyIndependent (2010 present)
Other partyRepublican Party (1986 2010)
SpouseAmanda Morrow (1979 1980)
Carole Rome (2008 present)
ResidenceSt. Petersburg, Florida
Alma materWake Forest University
Florida State University
Samford University
44th Governor of Florida
In officeJanuary 2, 2007 - January 4, 2011
LieutenantJeff Kottkamp
Succeeded byRick Scott
Preceded byJeb Bush
35th Attorney General of Florida
In officeJanuary 7, 2003 - January 2, 2007
GovernorJeb Bush
Succeeded byBill McCollum
Preceded byRichard Doran
21st Education Commissioner of Florida
In officeJanuary 2001 - January 2003
GovernorJeb Bush
Succeeded byJim Horne
Preceded byTom Gallagher

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Charles Joseph "Charlie" Crist, Jr. (-enˈkrɪstpron; 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.

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