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Terms of Office:
Elected in Nov. 2015. Term expires Jan. 2, 2020.
2019 Vice Chair of City Council.
- Budget, Finance and Taxation Committee
- Co-Sponsored Events Committee
- Legislative Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
- Public Services and Infrastructure Committee
- Health, Energy, Resiliency and Sustainability Committee (alternate)
Commercial airline pilot, US Air Force pilot, instructor, and evaluator, Air Operations Officer, US Central Command.
Commissioner and former Chairman of the Planning and Community Preservation Commission for the City of St Petersburg
Board member, Pinellas County Economic Development Council, Pinellas County
Chairman, Pier Task Force for the St Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Vice Chairman of the Pier Working Group, City of St Petersburg
Board member, St Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee
Board member, Louise Graham Regeneration Center
Board member, R’Club
Board member, Patriots Day Prayer Breakfast
Board member, Downtown Waterfront Master Plan Committee, City Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Board member, St Petersburg Technology Incubator Planning Committee
Board member, Flight 2014 Board for the St Petersburg Museum of History
Co-Chairman of the 8/28 Alliance, City of St Petersburg
Vice Chairman of the Pier Advisory Task Force, City of St Petersburg
Chairman, Albert Whitted Airport Task Force, City of St Petersburg
Committee Chairman, Major League Baseball Task Force, St Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Board member, Snell Isle Property Owners Association
Church Council member and former President, Lutheran Church of the Cross
School Board member, Lutheran Church of the Cross Dayschool
Education and Awards
Northeast High School; B.S. in Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The United States Air Force Special Operations School and Special Operations and Middle East Studies Courses. Awards include Sunshine Ambassador/City of St Petersburg, Combat Readiness Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal.
Ed has lived in St Petersburg since 1976, has two grown children, Jackie and Matthew, and is a member of Lutheran Church of the Cross in St Petersburg.