Charlie Joseph Crist Jr. was a Representative from Florida. Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1956, he attended Wake Forest University, earned his B.S. from Florida State University in 1978 and his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law in 1981. He worked as a private practice lawyer, was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Florida state senate in 1986, on staff for United States Senator Connie Mack of Florida from 1988-1989, a member of the Florida state senate from 1993-1999, and an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1998. Additionally, he served as Florida deputy secretary of business and professional regulation from 1999-2001, the Florida state education commissioner from 2001-2003, the Florida state attorney general from 2003-2007, the Governor of Florida from 2007-2011, an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 2010 and an unsuccessful candidate for election for Governor of Florida in 2014. He was elected as a Democrat to the 115th Congress and served until his resignation (January 3, 2017-August 31, 2022).