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Joe Gruters' Biography

Office: State Senate (FL) - District 23, Republican

Contact Information

Office

324 Senate Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100

381 Interstate Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34240

Full Name:

Joe R. Gruters

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Sydney; 3 Children: Spencer, Jack, Elizabeth

Birth Date:

06/07/1977

Birth Place:

Tampa, FL

Home City:

Sarasota, FL

Religion:

Roman Catholic

MBA, Business, University of South Florida - College of Business Administration, 2002-2003

BS, Finance, Real Estate and Multi National Business Operations, Florida State University - College of Business, 1996-1999

Senator, Florida State Senate, District 23, 2018-present

Former Member, Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, Florida State House of Representatives

Representative, Florida State House of Representatives, District 73, 2016-2018

Candidate, Florida State Senate, District 23, 2018

Candidate, Florida State House of Representatives, District 69, 2000

Former Member, Careers & Competition Subcommittee, Florida State House of Representatives

Former Member, Commerce Committee, Florida State House of Representatives

Former Member, Energy and Utilities Subcommittee, Florida State House of Representatives

Former Member, Joint Legislative Auditing Committee, Florida State House of Representatives

Former Member, Tourism and Gaming Control Subcommittee, Florida State House of Representatives

Chair, Sarasota County Planning Commision, 2004-2010

Owner, Gruters Certified Public Accountants, 2015-present

Internship, Governmental Responcibility Council, Florida State House

Certified Public Accountant, Tax Manager, Shinn and Company Limited Liability Company, 2010-2015

Treasurer and Board of Directors, Humane Society of Sarasota, 2007-2010

Campaign Manager, Political Director & Director of Government Relations, Buchanan Enterprises and Vern Buchanan for Congress, 2000-2009

Vice President & Project Manager, Yacht Clubs of the Americas, 2006-2008

Project Manager, Githler Development, 2004-2006

Florida Co-Chair, Donald Trump for President, 2015-present

Former Member, Florida State College Republican Club

Volunteer, Larry Helmuth for School Board and Jeb Bush for Governor Campaigns.

Member, Sarasota Young Republican Club

Board Member, Florida Sports Foundation, 2008-2010

Board Member, Downtown Partnership Board of Directors, 2002-2005

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