Faye B. Culp

District: 57 -- Republican

Part of Hillsborough

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Tampa
Occupation:  Retired, former teacher
Spouse:  Jim Culp of Copperhill, TN
Child(ren):  Jimmy, David
Education:  Argosy University, Ph.D., Education, 2008; University of South Florida, M.A., Art Education, 1993; Mississippi University for Women (MUW), B.S., Business Education, 1961, Future Business Leaders, business honorary fraternity, honorary dramatics fraternity, President of Wesley Players
Born:  December 6, 1939, Kilmichael, MS
Moved to Florida:  1968
Religious Affiliation:  Methodist
Recreational Interest:  art, photography, travel

Legislative Service

House of Representatives 1994-1998
Elected to the House in 2002, reelected subsequently

Other Public Services

School Board Member, Hillsborough County 1988-1992


Child Abuse Council Auxiliary, former President
First Methodist Church, former Lay Leader
Hillsborough Women's Republican Club Federated, former President
Mississippi University for Women (MUW) Suncoast Alumni Association, former President
Plant Senior High PTSA, former President
State 4-H Club Foundation, Board Member
Tampa Realistic Artists, former President
TDD Rotary Club, Charter Member
Town 'n Country Hospital, Board Member
United Methodist Women (First United Methodist Church), former President


Lifetime Achievement Award, Florida 4-H 2009
Florida Association of School Administrators, "Gavel of Authority" 2007, "Superior Commitment to Public Education" 2008
Florida Chamber of Commerce, Honor Roll 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008
President of the National Order of Women Legislators 2004-2005
Condo and Homeowner Association, Legislator of the Year 2003
South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Citizen of the Year 1999
Mississippi University for Women, Woman of Achievement (highest alumna award) 1998
Florida Chamber of Commerce, "Top 40" Legislators 1997
International Council of Shopping Centers, Legislator of the Year Award 1997
University of South Florida, Distinguished Alumna Award for Outstanding Service 1997
First Republican woman to be Chairman of the Joint House and Senate Committee on Information Technology Resources
First Republican woman to be Majority Whip
Florida School Boards, Legislator of the Year
Girl Scouts Council, "Woman of Distinction"
Tampa Civic Association, "Woman of the Century"

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