Ginny Brown-Waite

Born:October 5, 1943 (age 78)

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 of SUNY; M.S., Russell Sage College

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

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

Brown-Waite served as legislative director of the New York State Senate; as Herando County, Florida, commissioner (1990–1992); and as a Florida state senator (1992–2002).

Brown-Waite retired in January 2011.

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