Ginny Brown-Waite

Born:October 5, 1943 (age 80)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2003-2011
Florida state Senate, 1993-2002
County commissioner (Hernando County, Florida), 1991-1992
Education:University of New York; 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's degree in public administration from the University of New York at Albany in 1976 and a masters of science in public administration 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. She served as a Hernando County, Florida, commissioner from 1990-1992 and as a Florida state senator from 1992 until her retirement in January 2011. She served as majority whip in 1999 and president pro tempore from 2001 to 2002.

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