Ginny Brown-Waite

Born:October 5, 1943 (age 78)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2003-2011
Florida state Senate, 1993-2002
County commissioner (Hernando County, Florida), 1991-1992
Education:B.S., Empire State College; M.S., Russell Sage College

Virginia “Ginny” Brown-Waite represented Florida’s 5th Congressional District from 2003 to 2011.

A native of Albany, New York, Brown-Waite was born on October 5, 1943. She received a Bachelor of Science from the Empire State College in 1976 and a Master of Science from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York, in 1984.

Brown-Waite served as a staffer and then legislative director of the New York State Senate; as Hernando County, Florida, commissioner (1990–1992); and as a Florida state senator (1992–2002). She retired in January 2011.

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