Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Representative  Janet Cruz

District 62

Capitol Office
1003 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300
Phone: (850) 717-5062

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District Office
Suite B
2221 North Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL 33607-3139
Phone: (813) 673-4673

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Legislative Assistant:
Carlos Ramos

District Secretary:
Erika Flores

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Committee Membership

Current Committee Assignments

Appropriations Committee  Democratic Ranking Member
Health & Human Services Committee
Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
Joint Legislative Budget Commission

Prior Committee Assignments for 2014 - 2016 Term

Energy & Utilities Subcommittee
State Affairs Committee

Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Tampa

Occupation:  Optician/Healthcare Executive

Spouse:  Dr. Stephen "Steve" Rifkin

Child(ren):  Ana Cruz, Raymond "Nick" Cruz, Stephen Rifkin, Laura McCauley

Grandchild(ren):  Madison McCauley, Peter McCauley, Teresa McCauley

Education:  Hillsborough Community College, Opticianry Dispensing, 1977

Born:  July 7, 1956, Tampa, FL

Religious Affiliation:  Catholic

Recreational Interest:  gourmet cooking, tarpon fishing, watercolor, writing

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives on February 23, 2010, reelected subsequently

Democratic Deputy Whip, 2010-2012


FBI Citizens' Academy Alumni

Hillsborough Community College Alumni Foundation


National Association of Latino Elected Officials

Tampa Latin Chamber of Commerce

West Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Women In Government

Hillsborough County Democratic Hispanic Caucus, past Chair

Paint Your Heart Out Tampa, past board member

United Way Campaign CIGNA Healthcare, past Corporate Chair


Aetna Healthcare, National Financial Account Manager

CIGNA Healthcare for Seniors Group Sales, Regional Director

CIGNA Healthcare Optical Operations, Director

Fourth Generation Tampa/Ybor City Resident

Pearle Vision Center, owner

American Cancer Society, Freshmen Legislator of the Year Award, 2010

Community Health Charities of Florida, House Member of the Year Award, 2010

Italian Club Ladies Auxiliary, Italian American Woman of Excellence, 2010

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