Commissioner Victor D. Crist was first elected to the County Commission in 2010 to represent District 2 in the northern part of the County. Prior to serving on the County Commission, he represented northern Hillsborough County in the Florida House of Representatives from 1992 until 2000. He was elected to the Florida Senate in 2000, where he served until 2010. During his tenure in the Florida Legislature, he spearheaded legislation that reduced crime; advanced education; grew economic viability; and protected consumers, seniors and natural resources.
For more than two decades, Commissioner Crist has shepherded civic engagement, economic development, and innovative public/private partnerships to prevent crime, improve quality of life and help people become productive citizens.
As part of his duties as County Commissioner, Crist serves on the following Boards and Councils:
Victor Crist was born in New Orleans, grew up in Treasure Island, Florida and has lived in north Hillsborough County for more than 30 years. He graduated with honors from the University of South Florida in 1983 with a B.A. degree in Communication, a minor in Business Administration, and additional graduate studies in Communication. While working his way through college, he started Metropolitan Communications, Inc., an advertising agency, of which he is still president.
Commissioner Crist and his wife Angela enjoy traveling, outdoor activities, the arts, sports, time with their two year old daughter Sophia and their chocolate Labrador, Coco.